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Gilt-painted Buddhist Sutra

Auction:
2762B
Lot:
533
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2762B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 22, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Gilt-painted Buddhist Sutra, Korea, Goryeo dynasty, 1372, twelve-leaf accordion-format album, containing Agama scriptures and paintings including one depicting a Buddhist assembly with deities on one side and three Bodhisattvas and a heavenly king on the other, inscribed with date and a list of donors and their deceased ancestors including Kim Jin of Gimhae clan, the covers decorated with elaborate floral scrolls with title reading "Bulseoljang ahamgyeong daebon gyeong byeonsang" on the front cover, gilt on indigo blue paper, each leaf 10 x 3 3/4 in.

Note: The two depictions of Kristigarbha and Amitabah painted on the inside of the front and the back covers are similar to the ones painted in gilt on a lacquer plate by No Young in 1307, in the collection of the National Museum of Korea.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

paper brittle with severe mold damages, age tear and wear, water damage to some spots, loss of gilt details, taped to some areas.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Korea, Kim Jin, National Museum of Korea

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