The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment
This accordion manuscript painted in gold on indigo paper is a version of the Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment, a Buddhist text whose translation into Chinese, attributed to the Indian monk Buddhatrata, dates from the Tang dynasty (618–907). Now regarded as apocryphal, the sutra is known in particular for its marked influence on Zen Buddhism. The text in twelve chapters focuses on the miraculous law of perfect enlightenment as preached by the Buddha to Manjushri and eleven other bodhisattvas.
|Title: The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment|
|Date: ca. 1350-1400|
|Medium: gold ink on paper|
|Dimensions: max. 32.4 x 11.1 cm; total length 190.5 cm|
|Inventory number: LAD 2014.007|
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