Five Luohan with Attendants Crossing the Ocean

Maker(s)
Patron: Empress Dowager Cisheng (1546-1614)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, ca. 1610
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 146.9 x 81.5 cm (57 13/16 x 32 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1911.275
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
Arhat, Buddhism, China, cloud, drum, fly whisk, halo, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), prayer beads, turtle, wave
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: p. 251.
  • Chun-fang Yu. Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism, 850-1850. Exh. cat. Lawrence, Kansas and Honolulu. p. 61, fig. 11.
  • Qingxiang Chen. Jie di Aluohan: Zhongguo fo hua zhi mei. Louhan pian: Unveil Arhats: Encounter the Arhats; Broaden your Mind. The Beauty of the Chinese Buddhistic Paintings. The Part of Arhat. Exh. cat. Taipei. pp. 66-67.
  • Wu Meifeng. A Note on Ming Dynasty Court Painting History-Beginning with the “Painted and Made” Inscription by the Empress Dowager Cisheng (1546-1614). vol. 10, 2013. pp. 267-310.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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