The Buddha, Sakyamuni, surrounded by biographical scenes
Color and gold on linen
H x W: 81.3 x 43.3 cm (32 x 17 1/16 in)
Buddhism, worship, stupa, halo, Tibet, preaching, Shakyamuni, mandorla, gold, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1905 Miss Marie Louise Nordlinger (Mrs. Marie Meyer-Riefstahl) (1876-1961), Manchester, England, Paris, France, and New York, NY, to 1905  From 1905 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Miss Marie Louise Nordlinger in 1905  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 498, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  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.
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