Willow-Branch Kwanseûm Posal (Sanskrit, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) Seated In A Paradise Garden
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.57.12
Title
Willow-Branch Kwanseûm Posal (Sanskrit, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) Seated in a Paradise Garden
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Gwanse'eum Bosal
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
hanging scroll, painting
Date
14th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Koryô dynasty, 918-1392
Culture
Korean
Location
Level 2, Room 2740, Buddhist Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold pigment on silk
Dimensions
painting proper: H. 159.6 x W. 82.5 cm (62 13/16 x 32 1/2 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller ends: H. 274.3 x W. 114.3 cm (108 x 45 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1937-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.57.12
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 70-71

Marilyn Stokstad and Robert D. Mowry, Art History, Pearson Prentice Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008), p. 370, fig. 10-30

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 49

Dorinda Neave, Lara Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Asian Art, Pearson Education, Inc. (Boston, MA, 2015), p. 252, ill. 11-12

Exhibition History

The Arts of Korea, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/11/1992 - 01/31/1993

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted