Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


late 1100s
Location: not on view
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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.
Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

Repository for the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

late 1100s

Japan, Heian period (794–1185)

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