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Maker(s):Ding Yunpeng
Culture:Chinese (ca. 1547 - after 1625)
Title:The Sixteen Arhats
Date Made:16th century; Ming Dynasty
Type:Book/Manuscript/Document
Materials:colors on silk
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Overall: 13 1/8 in x 18 1/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 33.3 cm x 45.9 cm x 3.8 cm; Mount: 26 1/16 in x 18 7/16 in; 66.2 cm x 46.8 cm; Sheet: 11 1/4 in x 16 in; 28.6 cm x 40.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1941.72
Credit Line:Gift of William Bingham, II
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Large album containing 16 paintings on silk, portraying the Sixteen Arhats (Lo-hans) desciples of Buddha in various incidents of their life. Performing miracles and displaying their power over wild animals and forces of nature. Signed on the last sheet.

Tags:
animals; Buddhism; creatures; dragons; figures; flowers; men; religion; saints; text; signatures; calligraphy; mythology

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