Tenjin Crossing to China

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 15th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 74.5 × 29.6 cm (29 5/16 × 11 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Sesshin (late 15th century)
  • Description

    Kitano Tenjin is turned slightly, departing from the formal, frontal pose typical of early representations of this subject. He is dressed as a Chinese scholar and holds the plum branch to one side in a relaxed gesture, and his facial expression is gentle and humane.
    In an inscribed wooden storage box, which also contains two identically-inscribed pieces of light green paper and a white inscribed piece of paper.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and funds provided by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation
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