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Maharatnakuta Sutra
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This book, entitled Daebojeokgyeong or Maharatnakuta Sutra, is a collection of important passages selected from the major scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism. The content of the book includes the episode in which Manjusri Bodhisattva heard a revelation about the future from Shakyamuni, the historic Buddha.

History of the Object
This book, translated into Chinese in 713 by a group of Tang scholar-monks including Bodhiruchi, was part of the first edition of the famous Goryeo Triptica woodblocks.

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Type
Book 
Materials
paper 
Measurements
30.0 x 47.0cm 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 11th century ~ AD 11th century 
Creation date
11th Century; Goryeo 
Function
sutra 
Acquisition
This object is a donation made by Song Sungmoon in 2003. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Song Sung-moon Collection 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
Credit line
 

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