Part of the [Flower Garland Sutra], Vol. 9 (Called the "Burnt Sutra of Nigatsudō")

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Part of the [Flower Garland Sutra], Vol. 9 (Called the "Burnt Sutra of Nigatsudō")

calligraphy / Nara

Nara period, 8th century

Silver ink on dark blue paper

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A closer look at the bottom of the blue paper reveals scorch marks from when this sacred Buddhist text barely survived a fire at its former location, the Nigatsudō Hall at Tōdaiji Temple."

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