The Book of Buddha's Names

Description

This scroll was discovered in Cave 17 (known as the Library Cave) in Dunhaung, China, as such, it is believed that this scroll was used for both public and private recitations and study. It is a copy of the Buddhanamasutra, or the Book of Buddha's Names. During worship the names of the Buddhas could be recited from the Book. This example has small painted Budddhas at the start of each line.

Full title:
Buddhanamasutra
Created:
9th–10th century, Dunhuang
Format:
Scroll
Language:
Chinese
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Or 8210/S.253

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