Seed Mandalas of the Two Worlds (Diamond World Mandala (Kongokai))

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

Seed Mandalas of the Two Worlds (Diamond World Mandala (Kongokai))

  • Ryokai shuji mandara zu
  • 両界種子曼荼羅図 金剛界種子曼荼羅
  • Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century
Dimensions
62.1 x 50.1 cm (24 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.) (height x width)
Medium or Technique
One from a pair of hanging scrolls; gold on purple-dyed silk
Classification
Paintings
Type
Hanging scroll
Catalogue Raisonné
Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 30: no. 232 (2)
Accession Number
11.7113
Not on view

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