Patriarchs of Chan Buddhism

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century
Medium
Ink on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 31.5 x 1020 cm (12 3/8 x 401 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.229
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
baimiao style, Buddhism, China, deer, fly whisk, halo, holy man, khakkhara, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), prayer beads, throne, tiger, Zen Buddhism
Provenance

To 1909
Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Riu Cheng Chai in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 688, 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
Riu Cheng Chai (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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