PUMENPING JING. AVALOKITESVARA SUTRA

MS 2542
MS Short Title PUMENPING JING. AVALOKITESVARA SUTRA
Text PUMENPING JING. AVALOKITESVARA SUTRA
Description Blockprint in Chinese on paper, Beijing, China, 1420, 114 pp., folded format, 30x11 cm, 5 columns, (24x11 cm), 17 characters in Chinese book script, 40 illustrations over 83 pp., 3 illustrated frontispieces depicting Buddha surrounded by disciples and guardian kings in the Ming Dynasty style.
Binding China, 19th c., concertina-folded format (Jingzhe zhuang), blue paper cover and wrapper.
Context The same text as MS 2538, and originally the 25th chapter of the Lotus sutra.
Provenance 1. Ekky Chung collection, Indonesia/Beverly Hills, California (-1997); 2. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The carving was commissioned by general Wang Huan, who also donated 5084 copies for circulation. It was published by the Shang family in Zhihe street. The 40 illustrations are selected from the cycle of illustrations of the miracles of Guanyin which accompanies the Avalokitesvara Sutra.
Place of origin China
Dates 1420 AD

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