Tapestry: a Bodhisattva

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Tapestry: a Bodhisattva.
Woven in color and gold; additions of pigment. Two brief inscriptions. Eleven seals. Manuscript with nine seals above. Label and two seals on the back.

Historical period(s)
Possibly Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368
Medium
Hanging scroll; color on silk panel
Dimensions
H x W (image): 62.1 x 51.7 cm (24 7/16 x 20 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.98
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
Avalokitesvara, bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, halo, lotus, mudra, painted, slit tapestry, tapestry, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1915
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, S.I. 987, 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
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Tapestry: a Bodhisattva.
Woven in color and gold; additions of pigment. Two brief inscriptions. Eleven seals. Manuscript with nine seals above. Label and two seals on the back.

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

Copyright with museum