Sheet of paper used for writing Buddhist text

Chinese
Late Tang dynasty
before 907


Dimensions

Overall: 25.8 x 27.2 cm (10 3/16 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.894

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

Juan Yuan (b. 1764 - d. 1849). By about 1900, Wanyan Jingxian (d. by 1928), Beijing [see note 1];1912, sold by Wanyan Jingxian to Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 5, 1912)

NOTES:
[1] According to a statement in his own painting catalogue, Wanyan Jingxian lost this object (part of an album, MFA accession nos. 12.889 - 12.901) during the Boxer Rebellion, but recovered it shortly thereafter.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund