Medicine Buddha Triad with Twelve Guardians

Buddha of Medicine and Attendants
약사십이신장도, 藥師十二神將圖

Korean
Joseon dynasty
late 16th century


Object Place: Korea

Dimensions

123 x 127.5 cm (48 7/16 x 50 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.265

Medium or Technique

Ink and colors on silk

On View

Arts of Korea Gallery (Gallery 179)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

大妃殿下伏爲 主上殿下壽君福國支願(?) 受命良工願(?)成彩畵釋迦 修道會圖二幁彩畵藥師 一幁地藏一幁純金識(?)盛 光會圖一幁衛哉至誠竹 感?我 --- 主上殿下龍圖永康鳳? 오新?童麟子?--绳-- 國泰民安雨順風週無疑 笑島呼至(?)哉 謹跋

Markings

At the back of the wooden frame, a slip of paper is kept on which an inscription is written in 1784 in a Japanese hand, explaining its collecting and mounting history. 此尊像也表裝破壞而納篋笥久矣今茲欲加修補以耀金容爰元祿年間有毛利甲斐守綱元公為明玄院殿菩提所寄附之大金爛打敷一帖予想割之小之而辨其用則願主意趣已立以其所裁長之地修飾此像則亦不壇主祈禱乎遂乃命工成之云尔 峕(即: 時)天明四年甲辰之秋九月吉辰 成福院現住入寺照運謹識

Provenance

Housed in Jofukuin, Japan. 1918, Henry Brooks Adams (b. 1838 - d. 1918), Washington DC; 1918, by inheritance from Adams to his heirs; 1919, gift of the heirs to the MFA through Charles Francis Adams (Accession Date: June 26, 1919).

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams