Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra and Eleven Volumes of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

大般若経厨子及び大般若経内11巻

late 1100s
height: 160 cm (63 in.)
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The mate to this object is in the Nara National Museum in Japan.

Description

This repository is one of a pair that once contained the scrolls of a religious text called the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. Two discs painted on the back have the sacred syllables representing the Buddha Shakyamuni and the Buddha Amida. Eight of the 16 benevolent but fierce looking deities who protect the text appear on the doors.
Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra and Eleven Volumes of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra and Eleven Volumes of the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

late 1100s

Japan, Heian period (794–1185)

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