Amitabha rising above the hills

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, 14th century
Color and gold on silk panel
H x W (image): 89.6 x 65.3 cm (35 1/4 x 25 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Amitabha Buddha, Buddha, Buddhism, halo, Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), ushnisha

Mr. Kawara, Osaka [1]

To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [2]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] According to a note from Original Kakemono List (see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record).

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Screen List, L. 536, pg. 147, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. Kawara
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Jodo shu bijutsu no tenkai. Kyoto. p. 55.
  • Langdon Warner. The Freer Gift of Eastern Art to America. vol. 23, no. 8 New York, August. p. 592.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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