Section of “The Bodhisattva Wonderful Sound,” Chapter 24 of the Lotus Sutra

Historical period(s)
Heian period, 1163
Gold and silver on indigo-dyed paper
H x W (image): 28.5 × 56.2 cm (11 1/4 × 22 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Yanagi Takashi and his sons, Kōichi and Kōji
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Handscroll section (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Buddhism, Japan, Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185), Lotus Sutra
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. no. 7, pp. 52-53.
  • Halle O'Neal. World Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 140-141, fig. 3.10.
  • Halle O'Neal. Performing the Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas: Relics, Reliquaries, and a Realm of Text. vol. XCVII, no. 3 New York, September 2015. p. 287, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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