SUTRA OF PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT

MS 2457/1
MS Short Title SUTRA OF PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT
Text 1.SUTRA OF PERFECT ENLIGHTENMENT; DAFANGGUANG YANJUE XIUDUOLUO LIAOYI JING. BELIEVED TRANSLATED BY THE INDIAN MONK, BUDDHATRATA 
2.PEI XIU, TANG DYNASTY MINISTER: PREFACE 
3.ZONG MI, CHAN PATRIARCH: PREFACE
Description MS in Chinese on dark blue paper, China, late 14th c., 174 ff. (complete), 32x11 cm, 5 columns 25x10 cm), 17 characters in Chinese book script in gold ink, 6 ff. miniatures in gold and white, with frontispiece depicting the Historical Buddha, Sakyamuni surrounded by 9 disciples and 5 Bodhisattvas on each side.
Binding China, 19th c., boards in old style, concertina-folded format (Jingzhe zhuang). Context: Companion volume to MS 2457/2.
Context Companion volume to MS 2457/2.
Provenance 1. Philosophical Research Society library, Los Angeles (-1995); 2. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):9.
Commentary Recently some Japanese scholars have suggested that this sutra may have been created in China.
Place of origin China
Dates 14th c.

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