20. China

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Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Naxi on thick brown paper, Yunnan, China, 18th c., 10 ff. (complete), 10x28 cm, single column, (10x28 cm), 4 lines in Naxi pictographic script in compartments.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Naxi on thick brown paper, Yunnan, China, 18th c., 10 ff. (complete), 10x28 cm, single column, (10x28 cm), 4 lines in Naxi pictographic script in compartments.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese and Italian (text 2) on paper, Sichuan province, China, 1643-1661, 1+1 ff., 27x31 cm, 8 columns, 23-27 characters in Chinese script, full-page drawing of the monster; text 2: 7x6 cm, single column, 11 lines in a small cursive Italian script.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on indigo stained paper, China, 15th and 16th c., 158 ff. (complete), 32x11 cm, 5 columns (21x10 cm), 15 characters in Chinese book script in gold ink.

Created on: 10 February 2014

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.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on paper, Sinkiang, China, ca. 920, 1 scroll of 33 sheets (complete), 32x1511 cm, 627 columns, (each sheet: 19 columns, up to 26,7x2,4 cm), 6-7 or 17-21 characters per column, in a large strong kaishu calligraphy of Chinese book script, 11 miniatures of seated Buddhas, ca. 3,5 cm high, in colours. 

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on paper, Dunhuang, Xinjiang (Sinkiang), China, 9th-early 10th c., 1 scroll of 5 sheets (complete), 27x232 cm, 28 columns, 17 (prose) and 14 or 20 (verse) characters in Chinese book script, 2 seals stamped 8 times. 

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on blue coloured paper, China, 620-756, 1 f. from a scroll, 23x32 cm, 16 columns, (19x32 cm), of 15 characters per column in Chinese book script in gold, on paper died blue and ruled in silver. 

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on undyed paper, Sinkiang, China, ca. 625-650, 1 scroll of 5 sheets (complete), 25x258 cm, 161 columns, each column: (20,0x1,5 cm), 16-18 characters in a neat kaishu calligraphy of Chinese book script by the workshop of the Tang imperial MSS.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Gandhari language (Kroraina prakrit) on wood, Niya, Sinkiang, China, ca. 315, 1 rectangular double tablet (kilamudra), 10x27x2 cm, (10x18 cm), 7 long lines and 3+1+1 lines in Karosthi documentary script.

Created on: 10 February 2014

MS in Chinese on oxen scapula bone, Xiaotun, China, 14th-12th c. BC, 1 bone, 13x7 cm, (11x4 cm), 4+2 lines in Chinese script, prepared and cracked with burned marks on reverse.

Created on: 11 June 2013

There are altogether 258 items in the Schøyen Collection that originate in China. In addition to the 11 manuscripts listed here, 145 items out of 150 in collection 21. Pre-Gutenberg printing, are also from China.