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Asia Unknown,
Transcription of Buddhist Sutra on Fan in Heian Period - Boat Excursion, c. 1960-1970
Ink and colors on paper
10 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (27 x 53 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.10


Commentary
National Treasure; this is a transcription of Buddhist Sutra on Fan-Shaped sheet. The Buddhists believed the end of the world was coming at the end of the Heian period (794-1185 A.D.)

While the piece was originally created in 900 A.D., this woodblock version was most likely created in the 1960s - 1970s.

The print is stored in the original decorative folder. The work was printed using ten to twenty color blocks.

See also: 2014.1.47, 2014.1.54, and 2018.1.7

Medium
ink and colors, as well as gold and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

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