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Sūtra of the Whole-Body Relic Treasure Chest Seal Dhāraṇī
  • Korea
  • Sūtra of the Whole-Body Relic Treasure Chest Seal Dhāraṇī, 1200s, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
  • Where object was made: Haein-sa Temple, Mount Kaya, South Korea
  • woodcut, restrike
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 282 x 295 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 398 x 466 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 18 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0039

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)