The Buddha Addressing Yamaraja at Kusinagara

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Historical period(s)
Song dynasty (Later Kingdom of Dali), 12th-13th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 28 x 52.4 cm (11 x 20 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1926.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddha, Buddhism, China, crane, mudra, peacock, preaching, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), sutra
Provenance

To 1926
Yamanaka & Company, to 1926 [1]

From 1926
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1926 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Label

To learn more about this and similar objects, visit http://freersackler.mystagingwebsite.com/SongYuan/default.asp Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-So Seikwa (Select relics of the T'ang and the Sung dynasties from collections in Europe and America). Osaka. pl. 3.
  • Grace Dunham Guest Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 11.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 17, p. 91-93.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. pp. 200-201.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum