Shrine Portrait

This painting shows a Japanese topographical painting of a religious site.

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Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1534
Ink and colors on paper
H x W (image): 132 x 178.3 cm (51 15/16 x 70 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Freeman
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Buddhism, Japan, kakemono, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), portrait, shrine
Provenance research underway.

This painting shows a Japanese topographical painting of a religious site.


Notations on the painting and on the box in which the painting is preserved indicate that the painting was mounted in hanging scroll format on the occasion of an imperial visit to the shrine in 1773.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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