One of the twelve deva: Kwa-ten (Agni)

Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, late 15th-early 16th century
Medium
Color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 89.8 x 33.9 cm (35 3/8 x 13 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.666
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
Japan, kakemono, kundika, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), prayer beads
Provenance

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified owner in 1907 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions Reserved List, R. 5723, pg. 4, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This object is part of a set of twelve (F1907.661-672); according to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record for F1907.661, no details are available regarding the set's purchase.

[2] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum