Illuminated page of the Prajnaparamita-Sutra – Nagaraja
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ABM 025

 Code: ABM 025

  Country: Tibet (west)

  Style: Purang-Guge Kingdom

  Date: 1100 - 1200

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 67.8 x 20.5

  Materials: Distemper on paper

Manuscript of Asthaasahasrika Prajnaparamita-Sutra: depicting yellow form of Nagaraja - “King of Snakes” 

This paper manuscript leaf of a Tibetan translation of the Asthasahasrika Prajnaparamita-Sutra written in dBu can («üchen») script, was discovered in 2004 inside an abandoned and hidden cave in Western Tibet. Information about the location of the cave could not be obtained. The folio is numbered on the illustrated front side as Volume kha, page re drug (66). The folio is illustrated with a yellow form of Nagaraja -“King of Snakes”.