Buddhist sutra frontispiece of Sakyamuni preaching and dated colophon

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Yongle reign, 1419
Woodblock print; ink on paper
H x W (image): 27 x 75.3 cm (10 5/8 x 29 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Donald Wineman
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Ananda, Buddha, Buddhism, China, Kasyapa, lion, Lokapala, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), naga, pipa, preaching, sutra, throne, WWII-era provenance, Yongle reign (1403 - 1424)

Jean-Pierre Dubosc (1904-1988) [1]

To 1985
Donald J. Wineman, New York to 1985

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Donald J. Wineman in 1985


[1] The piece was first shown in a 1957 exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society. The object entered the Dubosc collection later (see Curatorial Note 2, Fu Shen, January 1986, in object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Donald J. Wineman
Jean-Pierre Dubosc 1903-1988

Published References
  • Chun-fang Yu. Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism, 850-1850. Exh. cat. Lawrence, Kansas and Honolulu. cat. 40.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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