CLASSIC OF THE GREAT TEACHING OF THE JADE SAGE

MS 4520
MS Short Title CLASSIC OF THE GREAT TEACHING OF THE JADE SAGE
Text 1.CLASSIC OF THE GREAT TEACHING OF THE JADE SAGE DAOIST WORSHIP OF THE WIND SPIRIT 
 2.CLASSIC OF THE JADE EMPEROR; DAOIST TEXT WITH MANTRAS
Description MS in Yao on rice paper, Guangdong-Jiangxi, Southwest China, 19th c., 22 ff., 19x25 cm, 9+9 columns, (21x16 cm), 14 characters per column in Chinese script, drawings and Yao pictographs of typical Yao iconography, including a dog-headed man, a turbaned figure, spirits emerging from conch shells.
Binding China, 19th c., paper covers, stitched on 4 stations.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):71.
Commentary Text 1 includes directions for the Daoist worship of the "Middle yellow Spirit of the Yellow Heaven", the "Dark Spirit of the West" and the "Red Spirit of the South"; and describes miraculous transformations with alchemical references. The MS would have been used in ceremonies.
Place of origin Southwest China
Dates 19th Century

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