Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva


Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century
Ink, color, and gold on silk
H x W (image): 106.6 x 58.1 cm (41 15/16 x 22 7/8 in)
China, Dunhuang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

attendant, bamboo, bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, fan, flower, khakkhara, Ksitigarbha, landscape, lion, monk, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), princess, rock, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Vajrasattva, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company


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Published References
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 11.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. p. 847.
  • Zhangju Liang Jian Zhang. Illustrated Catalogue of Famous Paintings from the Great Collection of the Celebrated Connoisseur of Art, Liang Chang-chu of Foochow. China. pl. 3a.
  • Tanaka Kenro Omura Seigai. Chugoku meigashu (Collection of Famous Chinese Paintings). 8 vols., Tokyo. .
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. appendix 3, pl. 2.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. pl. 2.
  • pp. 70-71, 88-89.
  • p. 56, fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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