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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.360
Title
Greater Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom (Daihannya-haramitta-kyō) Vol. 244
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Daihannya-haramitta-kyō
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
calligraphy, handscroll
Date
Late Nara period, 730
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Nara period, 710-794
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211622
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll converted into an "orihon" (folding book); ink on paper with columnar guidelines in pale ink and punctuation marks in red; Paper covers with pale red printed design and printed label. Dated by inscription.
Dimensions
each page: H. 25.2 x W. 8.7 cm (9 15/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: signature, and date: start of the 3rd month of Tempyō 2 (730); red punctuation
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.360
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Yoshiaki Shimizu and John M. Rosenfield, Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 8th-19th Century, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries (New York, NY, 1984), Cat. No. 001 / pp. 36-37

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