The Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha (Amida)

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Previous custodian or owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
A small temple among the Tachibana-dera of Takiachi, in the Province of Yamato [1]
To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1906 [2]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, in 1906 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] According to Curatorial Remark 4, H.P. Stern, 1956, in the object record, and based upon a note in the Original S.I. List 503, pg. 2174, "this mandala was secured from a small temple among the Tachibana-dera of Takiachi, in the Province of Yamato. On the back of the panel, and also on the box which contained the painting when it was in kakemono form, is an inscription saying that the mandala was remounted by Nakahima of Kuwana, in the Province of Ise, in propitiation and for the furtherance of the happiness of his ancestors in heaven, in the seventh year of Genroku--A.D. 1694."
[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Kakemono List, L. 1045, pg. 368, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[3] See note 2.
[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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15th century
Period
Muromachi period
Accession Number
F1906.5
Topic
Buddhism
Buddha
Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)
Amitabha Buddha
Japan
mandara
Pure Land
kakemono
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
Medium
Color and gold on silk panel
Dimensions
H x W (image): 179.8 × 163.9 cm (70 13/16 × 64 1/2 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Painting