21.2 Blockprinting (Paper)

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MUKUJOKO-KYO; VIMALA-NIRBHASEA-SUTRA | MS 2489

 Blockprint in Japanese on paper, Nara, Japan, 764-770, 1 scroll, 6x45 cm, 31 columns, (5x36 cm), 5 characters per column in Chinese book script, inside a wooden 3-storey pagoda.

zuenpuo-xumi-pusa-suoji-lun-sutra-ms-2536-2

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Korea, 1011-1082, 51 pp. (complete), 30x11 cm, 23 columns, (25x11 cm), 14-15 characters in Chinese book script, 3 collectors' seals. 

NAGARJUNA BODHISATTVA SUTRA | MS 2540

Blockprint in Chinese on brown mulberry paper, Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, 1095, 75 pp. (complete), folded format, 29x11 cm, 6 columns, (24x11 cm), 17 characters in Chinese book script. 

MIAOFA LIANHUA JING WENJU | MS 2548

Blockprint in Chinese on white mulberry paper, Shanxi (Jianzhou) province, China, 1148-1173, 1 roll of 39 of originally 40 sheets, 30x1922 cm, (24x1918 cm), 26 columns, 20-26 characters in Chinese book script. 

BAN GU: HANSHU, HISTORY OF THE WESTERN HAN | MS 2458

Blockprint and MS (493 ff.) in Chinese on paper, Fuqing, Fujian province, China, 1304-1334, and Japan (MS), 15th c., 32 vols., 2075 ff. (-14), 27x18 cm, 10 columns (22x15 cm), woodblock printed in Chinese book script, with commentaries and textual collation notes by Myochi(?), Japan 1522. 

MUKUJOKO-KYO; VIMALA-NIRBHASEA-SUTRA | MS 2547

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Fujian province?, China, 1307-1367, 13 vols., folded format, 18x12 cm, 3-15 columns, (15x10 cm), 24 characters in Chinese book script, 2 collector's seals belonging to the same person. 

LIU ZONGYUAN: COMPLETE WORKS OF POETRY | MS 2664

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Fujian, China, 1264-1367, 10 vols. (complete), folded format, 24x15 cm, 13 columns, (20x13 cm), 23 characters in Chinese book script. 

HAN YU: ZHUWENGONG JIAO CHANLI XIANSHENG JI | MS 2663

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Fujan, China, 1341, 16 vols. folded format, 25x15 cm, 12 columns, (19x12 cm), 21 characters in Chinese book script, MS annotations in red, 13 collectors' seals. 

PERFECTION OF WISDOM SUTRA

Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Japan, 1383, 94 ff. (complete), 26x9 cm, 5 columns (20x9 cm), 17-18 characters in Chinese book script, frontispiece over 5 pp. depicting Sakyamuni, the Historical Buddha seated preaching.