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Sutra of the Great Demise (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) in standard script

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 20.9 x 380.3 cm (8 1/4 x 149 3/4 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
Dunhuang, Gansu province, China
Date:
581-618
Period:
Sui dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Sui dynasty (581 - 618)  Search this
sutra  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
standard script  Search this
China  Search this
Mahaparinirvana Sutra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1982.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36ea39449-5caa-46ef-888e-3b42c85f6dbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1982.2

Stone screen with relief of Buddha entering Nirvana

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 34.6 x 38.6 x 3.3 cm (13 5/8 x 15 3/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
lion  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
disciple  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.136
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye355cdb0f8-1dc3-4546-8468-3ed0892e59ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.136

The Buddha Gautama Sakyamni (Shih-chia) and attendant divinities

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 81.5 x 73.3 x 16.1 cm (32 1/16 x 28 7/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated 534 CE
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Gautama Buddha  Search this
yaksa  Search this
lettering  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
attendant  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.73
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye388c3f640-26f5-4db6-9e4d-4d6a8e7de492
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1913.73

Parinirvana of Buddha, from a Prajnaparamita manuscript

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and ink on palm leaf
Dimensions:
H x W (page): 7.3 x 58.2 cm (2 7/8 x 22 15/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Bengal, or Bihar state, India
Date:
early 12th century
Period:
Pala-Sena dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Pala-Sena dynasty (750 - 1100)  Search this
Astasahasraka Prajnaparamita  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
ranja script  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.86
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye39473e659-73a1-403e-a682-388d901eae03
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1930.86
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Scenes from the Buddha's Life from a Prajna-paramita manuscript

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.7 x 55 cm (2 5/8 x 21 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Manuscript
Origin:
Northeast India
Date:
early 12th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
stupa  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
urna  Search this
disciple  Search this
India  Search this
Brahma  Search this
Indra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.88
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye336a5aeff-30e4-4499-ac33-ec5294be998d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1930.88

Scenes from the life of the Buddha

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 67 x 289.8 x 9.8 cm (26 3/8 x 114 1/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Pakistan or Afghanistan
Date:
late 2nd-early 3rd century
Period:
Kushan dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
worship  Search this
birth  Search this
Kushan dynasty (1st century BCE - 299 CE)  Search this
enlightenment  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
Queen Maya  Search this
bodhi tree  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Pakistan  Search this
monk  Search this
preaching  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1949.9a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Freer Gallery 02: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye310da7033-7384-4e74-9ac3-74fb113f37ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1949.9a-d

Death of the Buddha

Artist:
Doeki (active early 18th century)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink on paper with added color
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 44.8 × 27.3 cm (17 5/8 × 10 3/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1711-1714
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Buddha  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
parinirvana  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Patricia Lyons Simon Newman
Accession Number:
S2018.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3dc79802f-a783-4917-9adc-4b34de0cee46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2018.7

The hungry tigress : Buddhist legends and Jataka tales / Rafe Martin

Author:
Martin, Rafe 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Jataka stories
Paraphrases
Date:
1990
©1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098381

The Buddhist caves at Aurangabad : transformations in art and religion / by Pia Brancaccio

Author:
Brancaccio, Pia 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Deccan
Aurangabad Caves
Aurangabad Caves (India)
Date:
2011
Topic:
Buddhist art  Search this
Buddhist architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_963997

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