front image of Buddha on lotus pedestal, with four Bodhisattvas around, seated on lotus petals with halos; islands with trees at top; columns of gold inscription following, with scattered red correction marks; ornate lotus leaf decorative pattern on back of frontispiece

Chapter from the Expanded Flower Garland Sutra, one of the “Jingoji Sutras”, before 1156

expand_more
Not on Viewexpand_more

One of several thousand scrolls comprising the Buddhist Tripitaka in its entirety, this scroll is a copy of one chapter of the Expanded Flower Garland Sutra (Avatamsaka-mahavaipulya sutra), which is a discussion of the Six Ways (Satparamitra) of proper conduct on the road to enlightenment. The image on the frontispiece, painted in gold and silver ink, shows the Buddha preaching at Vulture Peak, flanked by bodhisattvas and monks. A red seal designates the previous owner as Jingoji, a temple in Kyoto. Tradition at that temple holds that the commission was initiated by Emperor Toba (1103–1156) and then donated to Jingoji by his son, the Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1125–1192).

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Chapter from the Expanded Flower Garland Sutra, one of the “Jingoji Sutras”
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.21
Provenance
Jingoji, Kyoto
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 23
Curator Approved

This record is from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator, so may be inaccurate or incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Show Detail

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

front image of Buddha on lotus pedestal, with four Bodhisattvas around, seated on lotus petals with halos; islands with trees at top; columns of gold inscription following, with scattered red correction marks; ornate lotus leaf decorative pattern on back of frontispiece