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EST - $5000-7000
SOLD - $74000.00
Important antique Japanese hand scroll a chapter of the 'Lotus Sutra', lavishly decorated and written in gold on indigo-dyed paper, Shogun Tokugawa mon mounts Edo Period (1615-1868). 4.2 metres long x 276 mm wide - Private Collection Sydney. The present Owner purchased this scroll and another in Italy 1972. A.R Davis Professor of Oriental Studies of The University of Sydney examined this scroll and another on the 21st January 1974. This scroll has identical mounts & art work to the scroll held by The British Library Item Oriental MS 13926.Another is held by The Harvard Art Museum.