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Flower Garland Sutra transformation tableau
  • unknown maker from Korea
  • Flower Garland Sutra transformation tableau, 1200s, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
  • Where object was made: Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya, South Korea
  • woodcut, restrike
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 229 x 598 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 23 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 353 x 749 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 29 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 32 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0038

The Tripitaka Koreana (Goryeo Palman Daejanggyeong) is the oldest and most complete extant collection of Buddhist sutras in East Asia. It was carved onto 81,258 woodblocks in 1237-1248 (during the Goryeo dynasty, 918-1392) and is housed at Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya in South Korea. (See official online database, http://kb.sutra.re.kr/ritk_eng/intro/introSutra.do)