Artist unknown / Hua-yan Ching Pu-hsien Hsing-yuan Pin (Book of Sudhana, from the Garland Sutra) / 16th century - 17th centuryArtist unknown
Hua-yan Ching Pu-hsien Hsing-yuan Pin (Book of Sudhana, from the Garland Sutra)
16th century - 17th century

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Hua-yan Ching Pu-hsien Hsing-yuan Pin (Book of Sudhana, from the Garland Sutra)
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1699
Creation Date: 16th century - 17th century
Object Type: Books
Materials and Techniques: woodblock print on paper
Dimensions: H.16-1/16 x W.4-3/8 x D.5/8 in. (closed)
Inscriptions: MARK
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.71
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

The final chapter of the Garland Sutra was considered essential reading for all Buddhists. It concerns the Indian boy Sudhana who, while searching for knowledge of the Buddhist law, sought advice from 53 different bodhisattvas. Finally, the bodhisattva Samantabhadra taught him his ten great compassionate vows and how to fulfill them in order to attain enlightenment.

This woodblock printed edition features a printed frontispiece in which a large seated Buddha is shown surrounded by thirty followers. Following the frontispiece is a colophon wishing prosperity and long life to the emperor. The seventy pages of text contains three large red temple seals.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.71
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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