Section of “The Emergence of the Treasure Tower,” with Pagoda Decoration, Chapter 11 of the Lotus Sutra

Historical period(s)
Heian period, 12th century
Medium
Ink on paper with thin mica-coating and mica-stamped decoration
Dimensions
H x W (image): 29.2 × 34.8 cm (11 1/2 × 13 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Tajima Mitsuru
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2014.6.6a-g
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Handscroll section (mounted as a hanging scroll)

Keywords
Buddhism, Japan, Late Heian (Fujiwara) period (897 - 1185), Lotus Sutra
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Halle O'Neal. World Embodied: The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. P. 142, FIG. 3.11.
  • 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. 5, pp. 48-49.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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