National Palace Museum: SHUSHENG YINYUAN: NEIFU NIJIN XIEBEN CANGWEN LONGZANG JING TANSUO. A Wondrous Occasion Predestined: Unveiling the Kangxi Kangyur. Taibei, 2015. 399 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
The result of five years of work and collaboration within the National Palace Museum in Taibei, this work studies the unique, extraordinary and beautiful gold ink Kangxi-period colour-painted manuscript of the Tibetan Dragon Sutra, also known as the Kangxi Kangyur. The work has been restored and researched and presents new findings, literally, not least in the form of a hidden fabric cover found within an unexceptional outer covering. The manuscript will be exhibited in its full glory at the opening of the new Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Taibao, Taiwan. Lengthy prefaces, introductions, abstracts to essays and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Painting Buddhist Art
Can be ordered in, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 506 in printed List 189.
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