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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1973.90
Title
Buddhist Manuscript: Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses (Sanskrit: Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita) with Decorated Wooden Sutra Covers
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
early 12th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Nepal
Culture
Nepalese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/202486
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Double-sided, detached-leaf manuscript (incomplete) with upper and lower covers; ink on palm leaves; covers: wood with polychromy
Dimensions
H. 56.7 x W. 5.6 cm (22 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
1973
Object Number
1973.90
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
An incomplete manuscript comprised of thirteen detached leaves and decorated wooden upper and lower covers. One cover depicts a seated Bodhisattva Prajñaparamita, the other depicts the Buddha surrounded by a mandorla. The thirteen leaves are manuscript folios 62-67, 75-79, 81, and 83.
Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 71, p. 68

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