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: The Celestial Worthy Taiyi, Who Delivers from Suffering

The Celestial Worthy Taiyi, Who Delivers from Suffering

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Historical period(s)
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century
Ink and color on silk
94.5 x 45.8 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
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To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] Original folder sheet note. Also see Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 490, 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.

Previous Owners
Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, Daoism, lion, Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279), vitarka mudra, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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