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Fine ink, Buddha & Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra. TIE BAO 1800ca

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1800: Item # 1287754

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A small, but exceedingly fine ink stick in original fitted, lacquer box entitled: ‘Ink with Written Scripture (Sutra).’ The front side of the stick features an image of a seated Buddha in gold, silver and blue color. The back with the entire text of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra in miniature characters. Side of ink stick with maker’s details: ‘Prepared for a journey through the empty valley (CHENG XU GU QIANZHI).’ The writing was done by the scholar TIE BAO (fl. late Qianlong period). Ink stick: L 6.5 cm. Qing, ca. 1800. Condition: Ink stick excellent. Box with some chips and cracks.