Astasahasarika Prajnaparamita Sutra

Nepal
17th century


Object Place: Nepal

Dimensions

11 x 44 cm (4 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1670.1-8

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper, wood, brass and sandalpaste

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Manuscripts

Manuscript of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita; five Illustrated folios, a page with colophon and two wooden covers in brass encasings. Folios on yellow paper; covers slightly cracked and damaged; brass encasings worn and smeared with sandalpaste. The covers have painted decoration on the outer surfaces, which is now virtually illegible. On the inner surfaces are images of a king and queen encountering deities and of seven seated Buddhas.
Illustrated folios depict the birth and first footsteps of the Buddha, an image of the Buddha seated and receiving homage from Hindu deities, a wrathful deity, and other topics.

Provenance

1965, sold by Peter Marks Gallery, New York to the MFA. (Accession date: December 8, 1965)

Credit Line

Helen S. Coolidge Fund—John Gardner Coolidge Collection