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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
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
Provenance research underway.
Label

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Published References
  • Sadajiro Yamanaka. To-so seikwa [Selected Relics of T'ang and Sung Dynasties from Collections in Europe and America]. Osaka, 1928-1929. vol. 2, pl. 3.
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 200-201.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 11.
  • Scientific Studies of Pigments in Chinese Paintings. Washington, DC. p. 16.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 17, pp. 91-93.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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