Ms. Indic 16 - Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā
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Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Prajñāpāramitā. Aṣṭasāhasrikā. Selections.
Aṣṭasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā, circa 1200-1399.
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.
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:||
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.
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.
UPenn Ms. Indic 16.
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Indic 16
अष्टसाहस्रिका प्रज्ञापारमिता, १२००-१३९९.