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The Diamond Sutra. - caption: 'Diamond Sutra of 868 AD'

ID: 010627

 

Title: The Diamond Sutra.

 

Provenance:

China, 11th May, 868

 

Caption: Diamond Sutra of 868 AD

 

Notes: The image depicts the frontispiece to the world's earliest dated printed book, the Chinese translation of the Buddhist text the 'Diamond Sutra'. This consists of a scroll, over 16 feet long, made up of a long series of printed pages. Printed in China in 868 AD, it was found in the Dunhuang Caves in 1907, in the North Western province of Gansu.

Image taken from The Diamond Sutra.

Originally published/produced in China, 11th May, 868.

 

Language: Chinese

 

Source identifier: Or. 8210/P.2, frontispiece and text

 

British Library Shelfmark: Or. 8210/P.2

 

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Taken on February 11, 2014