Segment of “Peaceful Practices,” with Canopy and Pedestal Decoration, chapter 14 of the Lotus Sutra

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, 13th century
Ink on paper with silver and gold
H x W (image): 27.1 × 5.8 cm (10 11/16 × 2 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Segment of a handscroll (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Buddhism, Japan, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Miyeko Murase, Sylvan Barnet. The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection. Exh. cat. New York, New Haven and London. cat. no. 12, pp. 62-63.
  • Halle O'Neal. World Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. p. 144, FIG. 3.12.
  • Halle O'Neal. Performing the Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas: Relics, Reliquaries, and a Realm of Text. vol. XCVII, no. 3 New York, September 2015. p. 288, fig. 9.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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