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

Historical period(s)
Heian period, 12th century
Ink on paper with thin mica-coating and mica-stamped decoration
H x W (image): 29.2 × 34.8 cm (11 1/2 × 13 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto in honor of Tajima Mitsuru
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 research underway.
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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