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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.361
Title
Commentary on the Greater Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom (Daichido-ron) Vol. 90 (Inside title: Makahannya-haramitsubon Vol. 78) from Ishiyama-dera in Shiga Prefecture
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Daichido-ron (Ishiyama-dera, Shiga)
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
handscroll, calligraphy
Date
Nara period, dated 734
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Nara period, 710-794
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211648
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll converted into an "orihon" (folded book) (at Ishiyama-dera in 1787); ink on paper, with white punctuation marks and red correction marks
Dimensions
each page (approx.): H. 23.8 x W. 8.1 cm (9 1/2 x 3 3/16 in.)
original handscroll: H. 23.8 x W. 730.1 cm (9 1/2 x 287 7/16 in.)
book (with cover): H. 24.3 x W. 8.5 cm (9 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: inscription: on the 23rd day of the 11th month of Tempyō 6 (734) at Kita-ji...
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
1985.361
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. 002 / pp. 38-39

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