Section of “Simile and Parable,” with Pagoda Decoration, Chapter 3 of the Lotus Sutra

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Historical period(s)
Heian period, 12th century
Medium
Gold on indigo-dyed paper, with silver-rule lines and mica stamped decoration
Dimensions
H x W (image): 29.7 × 14.1 cm (11 11/16 × 5 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Accession Number
F2014.6.11a-h
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll section (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Keywords
Buddhism, Japan, Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185), Lotus Sutra
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Sylvan Barnet 1926 - 2015
William Burto 1921-2013

Published References
  • Miyeko Murase Mr. Sylvan Barnet. The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection. Exh. cat. New York, New Haven and London. cat. no. 6, pp. 50-51.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum