Sutra box, Anonymous, 1200 - 1400

Sutra box, Anonymous, 1200 - 1400

wood (plant material), h 34cm × w 49.5cm × d 27.5cm. More details

In the late 13th century the rulers of Korea started a project to make boxes for sutras, or Buddhist texts. Only a few of these boxes have survived, all decorated with a dense pattern of leafwork, inlaid with silver and mother-of-pearl. Inlaid Chinese characters by one of the handles show which sutra was kept in the box.

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