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Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā, circa 1200-1399. = अष्टसाहस्रिका प्रज्ञापारमिता, १२००-१३९९.

Publication:
circa 1200-1399.
१२००-१३९९.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf) : palm leaf ; 48 x 5 cm.
Status/Location:
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Standardized Title:
Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Prajñāpāramitā. Aṣṭasāhasrikā. Selections.
Subjects:
Wisdom -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism -- Early works to 1800.
Mahayana Buddhism -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Bodhisattvas -- Art -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Treatises.
Illuminated manuscripts.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 14th century.
Manuscripts -- Nepal -- 13th century.
Manuscripts -- Nepal -- 14th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Early manuscript leaf from Nepal, with a short section taken from a teaching (sūtra) on Mahāyāna Buddhist wisdom. There are three painted images: a larger, central figure, possibly the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, with two attendants on either side. These images are painted over the original script and so are later than the text.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Written in 5 lines per leaf.
1 leaf.
Dated 1200-1399 based on previous appraisal.
Corrected text in margins; vertical borders indicated with triple black line surrounding three paintings.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by George P. Bickford (Cleveland, Ohio).
Formerly owned by Ken Robbins (Potomac, Maryland).
Gift of Ken Robbins, 2015.
Cited in:
Included, with images, in Czuma, Stanislaw. Indian art from the George P. Bickford Collection : catalogue (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975), no. 130.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Indic 16.
Contributor:
Bickford, George P. former owner.
Robbins, Kenneth X. former owner.
OCLC:
946660708