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“Universal Gateway,” Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra

Calligrapher: Sugawara Mitsushige
(Japanese, active mid- 13th century)

Period: Kamakura period (1185–1333)
Date: dated 1257
Culture: Japan
Medium: Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Overall with mounting: 9 11/16 in. × 30 ft. 8 1/16 in. (24.6 × 934.9 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Purchase, Louisa Eldridge McBurney Gift, 1953
Accession Number: 53.7.3

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