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Shandao in Gold - Japanese Buddhist hanging scroll 19c

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1341817

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Motif of Master Shandao (613-681) as Chinese Buddhist priest who gave great influence to the Japanese priest Honen as the founder of Jodo sect (Pure Land sect), and this is the fateful scene of that Shandao in black robe appeared to the Honen’s dream starting to shine from a lower part of his own body in gold and blowing “Buddha-figured” invocation from his mouth.
Handpainted on paper. Edo-Meiji period, 19th century.

Total: approx. 69 x 23.5cm (27.16 x 9.25in)

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