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Met. M. of Art 6/00

-Earliest known Japanese sutra - 712
- The official scriptoria was probably abolished
at the end of the 8th C as the court moved away
from Nara
- Ancient Near East - scripts
1) logographic (wordsigns)
2) syllabic (signs that stand for syllables)
3) alphabetic
- Arahasis - the Babylonian myth of the great flood.
- Papyrus continued in use in Egypt as a
substitute for the expensive vellum before
paper became widespread around the 10-11 C.
- Behari - from the region of Behu, a cursive
script appeared in India in 14th C.

Music notation
1) Square - developed in Ilo de France in late 12th C
2) unheightened staveless heumes
3) Hufunagelschrift.

Gunst Z 239 A74 F73 1999 F
Franklin, Colin Exploring Japanese Books + Scrolls
Paper - in former times it was made of gampi
(WIkstrcemia gampi) + the paper mulberry, but now
mitsumata (Edgeworthia papyrifera) is used
Nara - 710-794
Heian - until 1185 "early" - 1st 100 yrs
Dai hannya - kys Sutra (Sermans + Sayings
of the Buddha
Kasuga - ban books - 13th C

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