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Welcoming Descent of the Buddha of Infinite Light and Twenty-Five Bodhisattvas

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Provenance
To 1911
Yamanaka & Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]
From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1911 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Panel List, L. 72, pg. 24, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Date
early 14th century
Period
Kamakura period
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Ink, gold, and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 273 x 186.2 cm (107 1/2 x 73 5/16 in)
Type
Painting
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Accession Number
F1911.475
Topic
Buddhism
bodhisattva
Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)
music
drum
Amitabha Buddha
cloud
flute
zither
cymbal
biwa
Japan
halo
Pure Land
khakkhara
kakemono
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum