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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:Esoteric Bodhisattva Image
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Painting; Scroll
Materials:Scroll; Pigment on silk and wood; ink and colors on silk
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 46 3/16 in x 22 1/4 in; 117.3 cm x 56.5 cm; Mount: 46 3/16 in x 20 1/8 in; 117.3 cm x 51.1 cm; Image: 26 1/16 in x 18 3/4 in; 66.2 cm x 47.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SEAL: verso, lwr. r. (square red seal): [Japanese character, Kyō gakō Shinmachidōri matsubarakami]; SEAL: verso, lwr. r. (square red seal): [Japanese character, Mori [ill.] yasu Shin].
Accession Number:  MH 2000.27.INV
Credit Line:Source and method of acquisition unknown as of 9/15/87

Description:
Vertical painting of a bodhisattva sitting in meditation position within a white circle with a short decorative banners above. The diety is dressed in elaborate gold crowns, jewelries, green, red, and grey robes, and sitting on multi-color lotus pedestal, holding a tolus in his left hand, with scarfs flowing to his sides. Gold pigment is lavishly applied to the painting.

Tags:
religion; Buddhism; figures

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