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Sutra case

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Buddhist sutras are canonical scriptures that describe the teachings of the historical Buddha, Gautama. This portable container from Korea once held such sacred texts. It has a bail at the top for a cord that may have been tied around a person’s waist, and high-relief, repoussé decoration on...

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Provenance

1967, sold by dealer Nathan V. Hammer, New York to the MFA (Accession Date: January 11, 1967).

Credit Line

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund

Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 12th-13th century

Object Place

Korea

Dimensions

L. 9 cm (3 9/16 in.), w. 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.), d. 2.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture