Colophons to “Vaisravana and Attendants”

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 36.3 x 298 cm (14 5/16 x 117 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.147b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
attendant, Buddhism, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Vaisravana
Provenance

To 1914
Dr. John Calvin Ferguson (1866-1945), Newton, MA, to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. John Calvin Ferguson in 1914 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 937, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object exhibits seals, colophons, or inscriptions that could provide additional information regarding the object’s history; see Curatorial Remarks in the object record for further details.

[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
John Calvin Ferguson (C.L. Freer source) 1866-1945

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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