The Descent of Jizô, the Bodhisattva of the Earth Matrix

Jizo bosatsu raigo zu
地蔵菩薩来迎図

Japanese
Nanbokuchô period
14th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 15: no. 76

Dimensions

Overall (with frame): 182.9 × 59.7 cm (72 × 23 1/2 in.) Image: 94.7 × 38.9 cm (37 5/16 × 15 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.6185

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, and gold on silk

On View

Japan: Buddhist Art Gallery (Gallery 278B)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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