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Mandala of Kasuga Shrine

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舊記日/奉勸請春日御曼陀羅/于時應永卅五年戊申六月十一日/奉修復/ 寶徳三年辛未二月日/同 寛文拾二年壬子七月十二日/住持慶願/同 安永七年戊辰七月日/住持慶運 [裏書]


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

Japanese, Nanbokuchô period, 14th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 15: no. 77


146.3 x 90.5cm (57 5/8 x 35 5/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, and gold on silk