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An Extremely Rare Koryo Solid Gold Buddhist Sutra


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An Extremely Rare Solid Gold Buddhist Sutra: Korea, Koryo Period, 11th -13th Century, It is extremely rare solid gold leaf sutra of "Vajraccedika, prajnaparamita" , "Ma Ha Ban Ya Pa Ra Mil Da Sim Kyung", from late Unified Silla to Koryo period: The Buddhist text of the prajnaparamita¡± sutra (sutra on the perfection of wisdom) was written in repousse on leave of thin gold sheet in Chinese regular script (Kai-Shu). This sutra has two °Apsarases (Heavenly Maidens" in repousse on the body along with a trinity figure seated on a lotus throne with robes flapping as if descending from heaven. It is in good condition with an old gold patina related with a long period of age (800-1,000 years old)except wrinkles on gold sheet. It measures 9 1/2" x 3 1//4"(3 1/8") or 24cm x 8.3cm( 8cm).