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

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

大般若経厨子

late 1100s

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Lacquered wood with ink, color, gold, cut gold, and metalwork

Height: 160 cm (63 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1969.130

Location

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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.

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Sacred Scroll Storage
Buddhist Philosophy
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