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.

Historical period(s)
1678
Medium
Wood, handmade multi-layered paper, opaque watercolors
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.7 x 32.9 x 5 cm (3 13/16 x 12 15/16 x 1 15/16 in)
Geography
Nepal, Kathmandu
Credit Line
Gift of A. Peter Burleigh
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1991.161
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Avalokitesvara, bodhisattva, Buddhism, king, Manjushri, Nepal, portrait, queen, sutra, worship, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

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.

Published References
  • Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser. Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley. 2 vols, Princeton. pl. 595.
  • Jinah Kim. Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal. Exh. cat. Leiden, The Netherlands. cat. 25, pp. 128, 136, 137, 139, 142-143, fig 8.1, 8.11, 8.12, 8.14, 8.18.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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