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Sakyamuni on an Elephant
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Sakyamuni on an Elephant

Sakyamuni on an Elephant

Maker(s)
Artist: Su Hanchen, active early to mid-12th century
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 189.3 x 81.4 cm (74 1/2 x 32 1/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Topic:
Buddhism, tree, Buddha, elephant, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), China, Shakyamuni, ruyi, Chinese Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Accession Number:
F1906.270
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1906 Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1] From 1906 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3] Notes: [1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 538, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City. [2] See note 1. [3] 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.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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