Part of the "Sovereign Kings Sutra with Annotations" (One of the "Iimuro Fragments")

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Part of the "Sovereign Kings Sutra with Annotations" (One of the "Iimuro Fragments")

calligraphy / Heian

Attributed to Emperor Saga

Heian period, 9th century

Ink on paper

27.2×50.4

1幅

This is one of the finest copies of a Buddhist text from the 9th century. A close look reveals inscriptions in white pigment. These are notes that monks made during their studies.

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