Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 106.6 x 58.1 cm (41 15/16 x 22 7/8 in)
Geography
China, Gansu province, Dunhuang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

Keywords
attendant, bamboo, bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, fan, flower, khakkhara, Ksitigarbha, landscape, lion, monk, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), princess, rock, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Vajrasattva, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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Published References
  • Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. pl. 2.
  • Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1935. Washington, 1935-1936. appendix 3, pl. 2.
  • Tanaka Kenro, Omura Seigai. Chugoku meigashu [Collection of Famous Chinese Paintings]. 8 vols., Tokyo. vol. 1.
  • Zhangju Liang, Jian Zhang. Illustrated Catalogue of Famous Paintings from the Great Collection of the Celebrated Connoisseur of Art, Liang Chang-chu of Foochow. China. pl. 3a.
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 1: p. 847.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 11.
  • Donald S. Lopez Jr, Rebecca Bloom. Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism. Chicago, IL, December 2017. p. 56, fig. 3.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 70-71, 88-89.
  • Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of Their History and Characteristics. Vol. 2, Washington, London. p. 78.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
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