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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; 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; sutra, accordion-mounted.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1597

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

Made 1597

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; sutra, accordion-mounted

Dimensions

36.7 × 12.2 cm (14 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.) Warp repeat: 33.8 cm (13 1/4 in.) Pages open: 36.7 × 36.7 cm (14 1/2 × 14 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2001.164.100

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