Taizokai Mandala

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, mid 13th century
Medium
Color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 138.7 × 125 cm (54 5/8 × 49 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Buddhism, dhyana mudra, Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), mandala, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1998
Klaus Naumann, Tokyo and Santa Barbara, CA, to 1998 [1]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Klaus Naumann in 1998

Notes:

[1] The object was exhibited in 1992 in Berlin; it had been loaned by Klaus Naumann, but some exhibition reviewers mistakenly recorded it as a recent acquisition by the Berlin Museum (see Curatorial Note 1, James T. Ulak, September 6, 1996, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Klaus Naumann

Published References
  • Still Learning: A Converstaion With Klaus F. Naumann, Collector and Dealer. p. 60, fig. 19.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 276-277.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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