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The Descent of Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light, and Two Attendants


這(笠?)三尊迎接之尊□者横川之先徳源信儈都之眞筆也(冀?)傳來護持之人信敬遵□不可(惹?)□養□□者也 台請蝦夷地善光寺四代 大本願上人麟弁(完?)(旒?)□ [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

Amida sanzon raigo zu

Japanese, Muromachi period, 15th–16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 20: no. 132

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Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk