Minister Kibi's Adventures in China, Scroll 1

吉備大臣入唐絵巻 (第一巻)

Japanese
Heian period
12th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Image: 32 x 674.6 cm (12 5/8 x 265 9/16 in.) Overall: 36.5 x 804.9 cm (14 3/8 x 316 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

32.131.1

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

Originally at the Hachiman Shrine in Wakasa Province (now Fukui Prefecture). During the Edo period belonged to the Sakai family; 1923 sold at the Tokyo Art Club by Sakai Tadatae to Toda Yashichi the 2nd (1867-1930); 1932 Toda's son, Yashichi the 3rd (Toda Rosui, 1892-1942) sold the scroll to the MFA through Yamanaka & Company.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, by exchange