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Lotus Sutra Copied in Silver on Indigo Blue Paper Vol. 2
GPM-5284
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The cover of this illustration is decorated with a lotus pattern in silver on indigo blue paper. The preface, which summarizes its content, features an elaborate and detailed painting in gold. Only on the first five pages of the main text do the brush strokes in silver remain intact.

History of the Object
This basic sutra of the Cheontae (tientai) sect, together with Hwaeom (ganda-vyuha) Sutra, did more than any other text to spread Buddhist thought in Korea.

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Type
Book 
Materials
paper, ink 
Measurements
Width 31.5 Length 375  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 14th century 
Creation date
14th Century; Goryeo Dynasty 
Function
Buddhist script 
Acquisition
Acquired in 2003 by the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum from Han, Sang Bong, an art dealer. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Gyeonggi Provincial Museum 
Museum
Gyeonggi Provincial Museum 
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