Mandala of Kangiten, the Elephant-headed God with Two Bodies

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)



NOTES:

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Mandala of Kangiten, the Elephant-headed God with Two Bodies

  • Kangiten mandara zu
  • 歓喜天曼荼羅図
  • Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century
Dimensions
116.9 x 54.6 cm (46 x 21 1/2 in.) (height x width)
Medium or Technique
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Classification
Paintings
Type
Hanging scroll
Catalogue Raisonné
Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 30: no. 233
Accession Number
11.7126
Not on view

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