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Kurikara ryuo, the Dragon Form of Fudo myoo

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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

Kurikara ryuo zu tobira e

Japanese, Muromachi period, 15th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 18: no. 112


43.6 x 18.8 cm (17 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.) (height x width)

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Medium or Technique

Door painting; ink, color, and gold on wood