About this objectThis illustrated manuscript scroll of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra—with the Lotus Sutra, was the most influential texts in the establishment of Korean Buddhism—has a colophon recording that the copying process was led by a Buddhism monk, involved 19 people and took place in 754–755 during the Unified Silla period.
It has a frontispiece painting with gold and, on what appears to be the cover, a painting of heavenly guards, Buddhist saints, flowers and plants.
It is written in Chinese characters but used to transcribe Korean rather than Literary Sinitic, a system call idu.
Subject and Association KeywordsLiving in Belief
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Medium and MaterialsInk, pigments and gold on paper, wood