Six volumes of a jade-mounted sutra
A portion of the 'The Imperially Commissioned Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch' here engraved in gilt with archaic zhuan shu script on six groupings of eight thinly-sectioned rectangular pieces of spinach jade, the final 'page' bearing various imperial seals also incised in gilt reversed by an iconographically unusual depiction of presumably Guanyin, collated within wood covers vertically incised to the front Yu Zhi Liu Zu Da Shi Fa Bao Tan Jing separating two four-toed dragons and clouds, the back covers incised with five-toed dragon roundels and bearing a small four character Qianlong Mark to the lower left corner.
9 x 5 3/4 x 1 3/4in (23 x 14.5 x 4.5cm) dimensions of each volume inclusive of wood covers
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£3,800 - 5,100
4,500 - 6,000
Chinese Works of Art
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