Section of “The Former Affairs of the Bodhisattva Medicine King,” Chapter 23 of the Lotus Sutra

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Historical period(s)
Heian period, mid 12th century
Medium
Ink, gold, silver, and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 24.7 × 40.7 cm (9 3/4 × 16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Tajima Mitsuru
Accession Number
F2014.6.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll section (mounted as a hanging scroll)

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

William Burto 1921-2013
Sylvan Barnet 1926 - 2015

Published References
  • Patricia Jane Graham. Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture. Rutland, Vermont. plate 1-26.
  • Miyeko Murase 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. 10, pp. 58-60.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington, D.C. pp. 160-161.
  • Buddha’s Smile: Masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist Art. Tokyo. pp. 240-241.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum