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Assembly of Various Deities of the Kasuga Shrine

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戒那山金堂本尊 仙澗寺常什物 [箱蓋裏] 釈迦三尊 十六善神十二神十羅刹 役行物御筆 奉再補快典法印代 [蓋裏] 奉修補十六善神 延享元子天仲夏吉日 [箱底]


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kasuga shoson shue zu

Japanese, Kamakura-Nambokucho period, 14th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 11: no. 49


135.9 x 58.1 cm (53 1/2 x 22 7/8 in.) (height x width)

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Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk