Lotus Sutra, Chapters 20-23

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Historical period(s)
Heian period, 1180
Handscroll; color, gold, and silver on indigo-dyed paper, rock crystal jiku
H x W (overall): 26 x 877.3 cm (10 1/4 x 345 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


bird, Buddhism, dance, Heian period (794 - 1185), Japan, Lotus Sutra, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Komatsu Shigemi. Jisshu kuyō o egaku Hokekyō—Motochika-kyō. Mizukuki 5. pp. 28-45.
  • Halle O'Neal. World Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. p. 63, fig. 2.5.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 168-169.
  • Buddha’s Smile: Masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist Art. Tokyo. pp. 244-245.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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