Taizokai Mandala

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, mid 13th century
Color on silk
H x W (image): 138.7 × 125 cm (54 5/8 × 49 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Buddhism, dhyana mudra, Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), mandala

To 1998
Klaus Naumann, Tokyo and Santa Barbara, CA, to 1998 [1]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Klaus Naumann in 1998


[1] The object was exhibited in 1992 in Berlin; it had been loaned by Klaus Naumann, but some exhibition reviewers mistakenly recorded it as a recent acquisition by the Berlin Museum (see Curatorial Note 1, James T. Ulak, September 6, 1996, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Klaus Naumann

Published References
  • Still Learning: A Conversation With Klaus F. Naumann, Collector and Dealer. p. 60, fig. 19.
  • James C. Dobbins. Behold the Buddha: Religious Meanings of Japanese Buddhist Icons. Honolulu, Hawai'i, March 31, 2020. p. 94, fig. 39.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 276-277.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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