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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Daoist Manuscript
太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. [CHINA, 1543 OR LATER?]
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PROPERTY OF FLOYD SULLY

Daoist Manuscript
太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. [CHINA, 1543 OR LATER?]
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China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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Daoist Manuscript
太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. TAISHANG XUANLING BEIDOU YANSHENG BENMING ZHENJING. [THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY OF THE NORTHERN DIPPER FOR EXTENDING LIFE [AS REVEALED BY] THE MYSTERIOUS SPIRIT OF THE MOST HIGH]. [CHINA, 1543 OR LATER?]
Folio (340 x 140mm.), illuminated manuscript on paper, 132 leaves, 28 paintings (12 double-page), bound concertina-style, yellow silk upper cover, cloth label on upper cover, housed in custom box, slightly worn, light dampstaining, without lower board, wear to covers
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Происхождение

Cornelius J. Hauck, bookplate, purchased from the bookseller Emil Offenbacher (1909-1990); sale "The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection", Christie's New York, 27 June 2006, lot 15

Публикации

All Under Heaven 26

Описание в каталоге

A RARE AND RICHLY HAND-COLOURED DAOIST MANUSCRIPT, COMMISSIONED BY A CHINESE EMPRESS. "This illuminated manuscript presents a scripture from the Daoist canon. Composed during the Song dynasty. The Authentic Scripture is one of a set of five scriptures that purport to record a revelation by the legendary Daoist Laozi to Zhang Daoling (2nd century), who is considered by many to be the founder of religious Daoism. By modern times the text was one of the most widely recited religious books in China. Many Daoists believe that the stars of the constellation Northern Dipper (Beidou [or Big Dipper])... govern a person's life, with the year in which one is born determining the effective star. Daoist scriptures such as this one thus provide talismans with which believers engage the services of the officers of the Northern Dipper, who protect life and help people in difficulties. Ritual recitation of the scripture is thought to dispel misfortune and enable one to live long and prosperously. A colophon in the end of the manuscript states that it was produced for an empress of the Ming dynasty on the twenty-eighth day of the seventh lunar month in the twenty-second year of the Jiajing emperor's reign (1522-1566) 嘉靖二十二年, or 28 August 1543" (All Under Heaven).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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