Portrait of a Monk (Hônen?): Pilgrimage Souvenir from Hôshôji, Kodairao ?) Village, Wakayama PrefectureArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date19th centuryMedium & Supporthandcolored woodblock print on paper, mounted as hanging scrollDimensions
32 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. ( 82.55 cm x 44.45 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial CollectionPhysical Description
This hanging scroll shows a monk seated cross-legged on a lotus pedestal with his head and shoulders surrounded by a white halo. He is dressed in black robes, with a white, geometrically patterened kesa. He holds a Buddhist rosary in both hands, and looks downwards into the distance. Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaAsianRights
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