User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

The Greater Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom (Daihannya kyô)

Start collecting

Marks

seals: "Yakushi" : "Yakushi ji Kindô" 薬師 薬師寺金堂

Provenance

Given to the MFA by Harvey Wetzel in 1919.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

Japanese, Nara period, 8th century

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 188.6 cm (10 13/16 x 74 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.681

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Calligraphy