Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


late 1100s

Part of a set. See all set records

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

Height: 160 cm (63 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1969.130.1


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The mate to this object is in the Nara National Museum in Japan.


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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