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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.54.1
Title
Maitreya's Paradise
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, banner
Date
945 CE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Gansu province, Dunhuang
Period
Five Dynasties period, 907-960
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and color on ramie. Reportedly retrieved from Dunhuang, Gansu province.
Dimensions
H. 175 x W. 115 cm (68 7/8 x 45 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.54.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

De Ma, 散藏美国的五件敦煌绢画, Dunhuang Research (Lanzhou, Gansu), 1999, Issue 02, pp.170-175, pp.170-175

Rei Sasaguchi, "A Dated Painting From Tun-Huang In The Fogg Museum", Archives of Asian Art (1972 - 1973), vol. XXVI, pp. 26-49

Matthew Brack, "A Technical Study of Portable Tenth-Century Paintings from Dunhuang in US Collections" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2010), Unpublished, pp. 1-60 passim

Exhibition History

Women and the Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/10/1994 - 03/05/1995

32Q: 2740 Buddhist II, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/15/2016 - 05/31/2017

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