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Portrait of a Monk (Hônen?): Pilgrimage Souvenir from Hôshôji, Kodairao ?) Village, Wakayama Prefecture

Accession Number
1971/2.11

Title
Portrait of a Monk (Hônen?): Pilgrimage Souvenir from Hôshôji, Kodairao ?) Village, Wakayama Prefecture

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
handcolored woodblock print on paper, mounted as hanging scroll

Dimensions
32 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. ( 82.55 cm x 44.45 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Physical 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 Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Portraits
males
monks
seated

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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