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Sutra Cover

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave with brocading wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; sutra, accordion-mounted.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave with brocading wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; 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, plain weave with brocading wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; sutra, accordion-mounted

Dimensions

33 × 23.7 cm (13 × 9 3/8 in.) Repeat: 11.1 × 11.1 cm (4 3/8 × 4 3/8 in.) Page opened: 33 × 23.9 cm (13 × 9 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2001.164.99

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