Section of “Ananda’s Perfect Memory,” Chapter 45 of the Sutra of the Wise and Foolish

Historical period(s)
Nara period, 8th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 27.3 x 44.5 cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/2 in) H x W (mount): 100 × 58.6 cm (39 3/8 × 23 1/16 in) W (jiku): 64.2 cm (25 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Tajima Mitsuru
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2014.6.2a-g
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Keywords
Buddhism, Japan, Late Nara (Tempyo) period (710 - 794), makimono, sutra
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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. 1, pp. 40-41.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 158-159.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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