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Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea

Accession Number
1980/2.179

Title
Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
woodblock print mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions
31 7/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. ( 80.9 cm x 28.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Robert and Frances Wagner

Subject matter
A narrative scene in which the Buddha Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea; an extensive inscription includes a title and long text. Above the framed narrative is an image of the Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara (Ch. Guanyin), seated on a lotus dais, within a moon-shaped halo.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
bodhisattva
inscriptions
ships

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