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Seed Mandalas of the Two Worlds (Womb World Mandala (Taizokai))

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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

Ryokai shuji mandara zu

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 29: no. 232 (1)

Dimensions

62 x 50.1 cm (24 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.) (height x width)

Accession Number

11.7114

Medium or Technique

One from a pair of hanging scrolls; gold on purple-dyed silk

Collections

Asia

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