Twenty-four Buddhist Figures

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Artist: Chen Xian 陳賢 (ca. 1635-1675) Frontispiece: Mu'an Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (1611-1684)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1643
Ink and color on satin
H x W (image): 49.5 x 731.3 cm (19 1/2 x 287 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Buddhism, China, fly whisk, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), prayer beads
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. "画中人 上海书画出版社." Chinese Figure Painting. Shanghai, China. .
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 218-221.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pl. 323.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Figure Painting. Exh. cat. Washington, 1973. cat. 33, pp. 134-137.
  • Aschwin Lippe. Ch'en Hsien, Painter of Lohans. vol. 5 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp. 255-258, pls. 5-7.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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