Mahāparinirvāna sutra

Record ID: 
77424
Accession number: 
MS G.68
Title: 
Mahāparinirvāna sutra
Created: 
China, 618-906.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
1 roll : paper.
Provenance: 
Purchased in April 1960 for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York, from Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, Calif.; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Ms. written in China in the Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D.).
Ch. 2 of the Mahāparinirvāna sutra.
Found in the Tun-huang Caves (Caves of the Thousand Buddhas), Qianfodong, near Dunhuang, China.
Continuous roll of 16 sheets (28 lines per sheet, 17 or 18 characters per line); 270 x 7302 mm.
Roll has crystal knobs at end; in 20th-century blue Japanese wrapper and box.

Script: 
regular Sutra style.
Language: 
Chinese;
Classification: