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

Catalog Data

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)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1100
Period:
Heian period
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.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Power of Words in an Age of Crisis (October 14, 2017 to May 6, 2018)
Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from the Japanese Religious Traditions (March 20 to July 18, 2004)
The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection (October 1, 2002 to March 02, 2003)
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185)  Search this
sutra  Search this
Japan  Search this
Flower Ornament Sutra  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Accession Number:
F2014.6.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3cfab6649-e6cd-4a8c-9ec4-0cc3f34bddac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2014.6.4