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The Secret Almanac of the Nine Luminaries

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高山寺 十無盡印 [朱文方印]

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

Kuyo hiryaku

Japanese, Kamakura period, 13th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 14: no. 67

Dimensions

27.0 x 824.3 cm (10 5/8 x 324 1/2 in.) (height x width)

Accession Number

11.6204

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink on paper

Collections

Asia

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