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Monju, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, with his Hair Arranged in Five Knots

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□(化?)大聖主文殊五髻尊/(纔?)大智恵光普照愚癡□/□有倶胝劫四十五逆罪/觀啓文殊像一切皆消滅/□□□□名文殊師利(名?)/□□□(見?)佛無量罪消滅/□□□□中有佛無□□/□□□流濱皆是(文?)(殊?)□ [賛]

Provenance

Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum.

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection

Japanese, Kamakura period, latter half of the 13th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 9: no. 35

Dimensions

83.7 x 41.3 cm (32 15/16 x 16 1/4 in.) (height x width)

Accession Number

11.4041

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, and gold on silk

Collections

Asia

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Paintings