FOZU SHIJIAMOUNI. (The Buddha Sakyamuni). Beijing, 1999. 6 pp. explanatory leaflet. One paper-cover booklet, 85 pp. Four stitched volumes of 58; 50; 50; 50 folded leaves, Chinese-style, with reproductions of woodcut illustrations throughout. One collection of 36 loose colour printed sheets, most folding, between boards. 28x26 cm. Stitched, brocade box.
An elaborate scholarly and devotional publication with a wealth of interesting material. The box contains: a booklet with the text of the 'Diamond Sutra' written out in the calligraphy of the learned monk Hongyi (1880-1942); a facsimile edition of the Kangxi-period 'Illustrated Life of the Buddha [Shakya Tathagata Nirmana]' and the colourful and richly illustrated 'Fajie Yuanliu Tu' by the painter Ding Guanpeng, produced at the behest of the Qianlong emperor in 1767. In Chinese.
Subjects: Religion Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 388 in printed List 193.
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