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Sutra Cover

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink; sutra, accordion mounted.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink; sutra, accordion mounted.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1590’s

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

Made 1590–1599

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink; sutra, accordion mounted

Dimensions

35.3 × 11.8 cm (13 7/8 × 4 5/8 in.) Inner papers opened: 35.3 × 83.8 cm (13 7/8 × 33 in.)

Credit Line

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and The Walter E. Heller Foundation Endowment

Reference Number

2001.164.96

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