Ryokai Mandara (one of a pair with F1966.4)

Historical period(s)
Heian or Kamakura period, 12th century
Gold on purple-dyed silk
H x W: 166.8 x 82 cm (65 11/16 x 32 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Buddhism, Heian period (794 - 1185), Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), vajra
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Christine Shimizu. L'Art Japonais. La Grammaire des Styles Paris. p. 38.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 5, vol. 2: p. 153.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 95.
  • Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington. pp. 124-125.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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