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集一切福徳三昧経.
Illustrated Frontispiece to the Sutra of Enlightenment through the Accumulation of Merit and Virtue, the So-called Jingoji Sutra

Period:
late Heian period (ca. 900–1185)
Date:
ca. 1150–85
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Handscroll; gold and silver on indigo-dyed paper
Dimensions:
10 3/16 in. x 27 ft. 6 9/16 in. (25.8 x 839.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.268.17
Not on view
This scroll bears a large rectangular Jingo-ji seal in red ink below the title, indicating that it once belonged to the set of more than five thousand sutra scrolls known as the Jingo-ji sutras. The retired emperor Toba (1103–1156) commissioned the transcription of these sutras about 1149. His son Goshirakawa (1127–1192) continued the project and dedicated it to Jingo-ji temple in Kyoto in 1185.
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