Book/Printed Material Manuscript of a Mongolian Sūtra.

About this Item

Title

  • Manuscript of a Mongolian Sūtra.

Summary

  • This text is a representative example from the collection of Mongolian manuscripts in the Bavarian State Library. It is a Buddhist manuscript produced in the Beijing style, in which a sheet has been inserted in both the upper and lower cover. A silk curtain of different colors protects the sheets set in the recess. This type of book cover was developed in Beijing for Tibetan and Mongolian manuscripts and is sometimes also found among block print bindings. This example is one of the Mahayana Sutras (Yeke kölgen sudur): the popular and widespread Vajracchedikā, one of the Prajñāpāramitā texts. On the left of folio 1 is a miniature of the Buddha, and on the right, one of his devotees. Depicted on the lower cover, as is often the case with Mongolian manuscripts, are the four so-called Great Kings, or custodians of the world.

Created / Published

  • Beijing, China : [publisher not identified], [1800 to 1899]

Subject Headings

  • -  Mongolia
  • -  563 B.C. to 400 B.C
  • -  Buddhism
  • -  Kanjur
  • -  Mahāyāna Sūtras
  • -  Miniatures (Illuminations)

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Cod.mongol. 76"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 52 sheets, paper : illustrations (miniatures) ; 10 x 29 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Mongolian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World History

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667745

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Manuscript of a Mongolian Sūtra. [Beijing, China: publisher not identified, to 1899, 1800] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667745/.

APA citation style:

(1800) Manuscript of a Mongolian Sūtra. [Beijing, China: publisher not identified, to 1899] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667745/.

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Manuscript of a Mongolian Sūtra. [Beijing, China: publisher not identified, to 1899, 1800] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667745/>.