Mandalas of the Two Worlds: Mandala of the Womb World (Taizokai)

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

Mandalas of the Two Worlds: Mandala of the Womb World (Taizokai)

  • Ryokai mandara zu
  • 両界曼荼羅図 胎蔵界曼荼羅
  • Japanese, Edo period, 17th century
Dimensions
176.5 x 171.9 cm (69 1/2 x 67 11/16 in.) (without painted mounting) (height x width)
Medium or Technique
One from a pair of hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk
Classification
Paintings
Type
Hanging scroll
Catalogue Raisonné
Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 23: no. 166 (1)
Accession Number
11.7119
Not on view

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