Budong Mingwang (Acala Candamaharosana),
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1958.8
Title
Budong Mingwang (Acala Candamaharosana), "The Immovable One," One of the Five Great Wisdom Kings
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Pu-tung Ming-wang
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
hanging scroll
Date
dated 1764
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
'Kesi' thangka mounted as a hanging scroll; silk in tapestry weave with some details painted on the surface in gold and light colors
Dimensions
image proper: H. 90.4 × W. 53.5 cm (35 9/16 × 21 1/16 in.)
silk mounting only: H. 157.5 × W. 73.3 cm (62 × 28 7/8 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller ends: H. 163 × W. 78.5 cm (64 3/16 × 30 7/8 in.)
mounting board: H. 170 × W. 94 cm (66 15/16 × 37 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
1958.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

The "Kesi Thangka" of Vighnantaka, pp.136-139

Pratapaditya Pal, The Art of Tibet, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, 1969), pp. 139-140, no. 25 (color plate between pp. 32-33)

Marsha Weidner, ed., Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism, 850-1850, exh. cat., Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, Kansas, 1994), pp. 256-259, cat. 14

Francesca Herndon-Consagra, Reflections of the Buddha, exh. cat., Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012), p. VII (detail); p. 26 (installation Image); p. 34 (color plate); p. 42, no. 13

Exhibition History

Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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