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Scroll painting, Fugen bosatsu & elephant, Japan, 17 c

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Scroll painting, Fugen bosatsu & elephant, Japan, 17 c

Hanging scroll with painting in ink on paper of the bodhisattva Fugen sitting on the back of his companion the elephant on a rock at the edge of a river or stream. With one hand Fugen holds a walking stick pressed against his chest, and with the other hand he holds a rosary. To his right side there is a pagoda-like object just visible. In the lower corners there are four red seals. Japan, early Edo period, 17th century.
Painted area: 50.5 x 23.5 inches (128.2 x 59.7 cm). Total length: 86.3 inches (219.2 cm).
Several restored areas, as to be expected with a piece this age.

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