Amitabha (Amida) welcoming souls to paradise

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Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 14th-15th century
Medium
Color and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 110.1 x 41.8 cm (43 3/8 x 16 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.537
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Amitabha Buddha, Buddhism, dharmakaya-vitarka mudra, halo, Japan, kakemono, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)
Provenance

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Tokyo, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Tokyo, Japan, from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono Reserved List, R. 558, pg. 15, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Yui Suzuki. Medicine Master Buddha: The Iconic Worship of Yakushi in Heian Japan. Japanese Visual Culture, vol. 3 Leiden-Boston. p. 60, fig. 17.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum