Section of “The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World,” Chapter 1 of the Flower Ornament Sutra

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Sutra fragment mounted as a hanging scroll. Ink on light indigo-dyed paper decorated with gold leaf and lines ruled with gold. Fragment was partially burned along the bottom while rolled as a handscroll.

Historical period(s)
Heian period, ca. 1100
Medium
Ink on light indigo-dyed paper, with gold-ruled lines and gold-leaf
Dimensions
H x W (image): 21.8 × 50.6 cm (8 9/16 × 19 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Accession Number
F2014.6.4
On View Location
Freer Gallery 07: The Power of Words in an Age of Crisis
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll section (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Keywords
Buddhism, Flower Ornament Sutra, Japan, Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185), sutra
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Sylvan Barnet 1926 - 2015
William Burto 1921-2013

Description

Sutra fragment mounted as a hanging scroll. Ink on light indigo-dyed paper decorated with gold leaf and lines ruled with gold. Fragment was partially burned along the bottom while rolled as a handscroll.

Published References
  • Miyeko Murase Mr. Sylvan Barnet. The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection. Exh. cat. New York, New Haven and London. cat. no. 8, pp. 54-55.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum