Why an Emperor of China Spent a Month Transcribing this Buddhist Text

New York | 20 March

Centuries ago, the most powerful man in China took nearly a month to transcribe a sacred Buddhist Text. This March, Sotheby’s is honored to offer this Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment written by the Qianlong Emperor in our Important Chinese Art Auction. In this episode of Expert Voices, join specialist Hang Yin in an exploration of the history and importance of this imperially written masterpiece. From the gilt-wrapped-thread brocade to the finely painted Buddha in the baimiao style, this diligently prepared sutra represents the highest caliber of Qing Dynasty craftsmanship. (20 March | New York)

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