Scenes from the Buddha’s Life from a Prajna-paramita manuscript

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Historical period(s)
early 12th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
Dimensions
H x W: 6.7 x 55 cm (2 5/8 x 21 5/8 in)
Geography
Northeast India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.88
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript, Painting
Type

Manuscript folio with painting

Keywords
bodhisattva, Brahma, Buddha, Buddhism, disciple, India, Indra, parinirvana, stupa, urna, ushnisha
Provenance

To 1930
Ajit Ghose, Calcutta to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ajit Ghose, Calcutta in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ajit Ghose

Published References
  • Ajit Ghose. Miniatures of a Newly-Discovered Buddhist Palm-Leaf Manuscript from Bengal. nos. 38/39 New Delhi, April - July 1929. p. 78ff, figs. 2-3.
  • P.A. Payutto. Chronology of Buddhism in World Civilization., 5th ed. Tibet. p. 92.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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