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Qinshansi Temple

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Inscription by Keijo Shurin (died 1518)


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kinzanji zu senmen

Japanese, Muromachi period, first half of the 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 7, pg. 120: no. 7


18.7cm (7 3/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Panel; ink and color on gold-leafed paper