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Sutra Cover

  • Japan Heian period, 12th century
  • Bamboo, silk
  • h: 31.4cm w: 40.6cm
  • [60005]

In 1185, retired Emperor Go-Shirakawa presented a gold calligraphy on navy blue paper version of the Issaikyo sutras to Jingo-ji. These sutra scrolls were wrapped in sutra wrappers, with ten scrolls per wrapper.

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