ZUENPUO XUMI PUSA SUOJI LUN, SUTRA

MS 2536/2
MS Short Title ZUENPUO XUMI PUSA SUOJI LUN, SUTRA
Text ZUENPUO XUMI PUSA SUOJI LUN, SUTRA
Description 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.
Binding Korea, 15th c., concertina-folded format (Jingzhe zhuang), yellow brocade covers. Provenance: 1. Liu Fangyuan, Korea; 2. Shimada Bankon , Japan; 3. Ekky Chung collection, Indonesia/Beverly Hills, California (-1997); 4. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Provenance 1. Liu Fangyuan, Korea; 2. Shimada Bankon , Japan; 3. Ekky Chung collection, Indonesia/Beverly Hills, California (-1997); 4. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary This sutra is from the Chudiao (First edition) Tripitaka collection of Korea, and was a copy of the Kaibao Tripitaka, the first printed Tripitaka. Its style is basically identical to the Kaibao Tripitaka that preserved each sutra in scroll form. 6 carvers' names can be found in this sutra. 

 The characters from Chudiao are relatively bigger than the later Song Dynasty sutras such as the Dongcan and Kaiyuan Tripitakas, and the calligraphy more similar to the Tang style. The woodblocks of the Chudiao tripitaka were burned during the Mongolian invasion in 1232. Remains of this edition are extremely rare.
Place of origin Korea
Dates 1011 - 1082 AD

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