Bshes pa'i spring yig [Letter to a Friend]

Material Information

Bshes pa'i spring yig [Letter to a Friend] exemplars
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Bshes pa’i spring yig
Added title page title:
Letter to a friend
Nāgārjuna, active 2nd century
魯珠, 班贡帕巴,‏ ‎‡d active 2nd century ( contributor )
नागार्जुन ( contributor )
ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ ( contributor )
Donated by Mr Marco Pallis, 1941
Place of Publication:
Tibet, China
Publication Date:
Blockprint, ink on paper ( medium )
H8.9 x W52.5 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Buddhism ( lcsh )
Mahayana Buddhism -- Doctrines ( lcsh )
Religious life -- Mahayana Buddhism ( lcsh )
Buddhist priests -- India -- Correspondence ( lcsh )
बौद्ध धर्म
बौद्ध पूजाहारीहरू - भारत - पत्र
बुद्ध धर्म
महायान बौद्ध धर्म - सिद्धांतों
धार्मिक जीवन - महायान बौद्ध धर्म
बौद्ध पुजारियों - भारत - पत्राचार
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 西藏
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 西藏
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Tibet
31.66667 x 88


Blockprint of the Tibetan translation of a work by the Indian Buddhist sage Nāgārjuna (second-third-century CE). The first page has miniature images of Nāgārjuna (left) and the Tibetan scholar Tāranātha (right) (Text by Philip Denwood, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Nāgārjuna, active 2nd century : 8711937
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of Instruction : Treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007, p.84 no.65.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 41601 ( soas manuscript number )
63569eaa-c938-4f85-9a4d-bcbbee3da4aa ( calm recordid )