Unknown: Amitābha Sūtra - British Museum

Artist: Unknown

Title: Amitābha Sūtra

Date: 1341

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Source: British Museum
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Illuminated manuscript of a Buddhist sūtra. Paradise scene, spread over two leaves, on the frontispiece to the Amitābha Sūtra. Śākyamuni flanked by Bodhisattvas and monks preaching to deities and other Buddhas, while two Bodhisattvas welcome souls to paradise. Painted and written in gold and silver on indigo-dyed paper by a monk-scribe for his mother. Inscribed.

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