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Iconographic Scroll of Various Deities of the Five Directions as Described in the Ninno-kyo

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壽永三年甲辰三月戊辰五日甲午寫之 [奥書]                 第一號 古畫佛像稿本栂尾之寶庫ニ残レルコト本朝画史ニ見ユ 、 二十五菩薩圖像 壽永三年寫/栂尾旧蔵 [補紙]

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高山寺 [第一紙]

Provenance

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

Nin'no-kyo goho shozon zuzo

Japanese, Heian period, dated 1184

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 6: no. 9

Dimensions

29.2 x 483.1 cm (11 1/2 x 190 3/16 in.) (height x width)

Accession Number

11.6205

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink on paper

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Asia

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