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Ms. Indic 16 - Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā
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Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Prajñāpāramitā. Aṣṭasāhasrikā. Selections.
Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā, circa 1200-1399.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : palm leaf ; 48 x 5 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Formerly owned by George P. Bickford (Cleveland, Ohio).
Formerly owned by Ken Robbins (Potomac, Maryland).
Gift of Ken Robbins, 2015.
Related names:
Bickford, George P. former owner.
Robbins, Kenneth X. former owner.
Wisdom - Religious aspects - Buddhism - Early works to 1800.
Mahayana Buddhism - Doctrines - Early works to 1800.
Bodhisattvas - Art - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Illuminated manuscripts.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 14th century.
Manuscripts - Nepal - 13th century.
Manuscripts - Nepal - 14th century.
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.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Included, with images, in Czuma, Stanislaw. Indian art from the George P. Bickford Collection : catalogue (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975), no. 130.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Indic 16.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Indic 16
Vernacular script:
अष्टसाहस्रिका प्रज्ञापारमिता, १२००-१३९९.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: Yes
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 13th century
Century: 14th century
Date: 1200
Genre: Illuminated manuscripts
Genre: Manuscripts - Nepal - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts - Nepal - 14th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 14th century
Subject: Bodhisattvas
Subject: Buddhism
Subject: Doctrines
Subject: Mahayana Buddhism
Subject: Religious aspects
Geography: Nepal
Related names: Bickford, George P. former owner
Related names: Robbins, Kenneth X. former owner