Keywords: sutra

52 objects

Sutra of Incantations for Sustaining the Thunderbolt Life (Kongojumyodarani-kyo)

Three sheets of paper, gold on indigo. With a paulounia wood case and the title, gold plated fan shaped knob, Gin joji bon’s seal on first paper. A sacred text (sutra) written in gold follows a frontispiece illustrated with a central image of the Buddha preaching to two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and two monk-disciples. The …


Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

High relief carving of Western Paradise. Amitabha presides over a lotus pond that contains flowers opening to reveal newborn souls. Numerous deities and celestial attendants fill in the tableau.


The Karandavyuha Sutra

A complete manuscript consisting of 77 numbered text folios and two blanks in blue-black paper lettered in gilt, three miniature paintings, and a pair of polychrome painted wooden covers.