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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Monk Musashi Hōgen, Japanese (active 15th century)
Pair of Narrative Handscrolls: Illustrated History of the Yūzū nenbutsu Sect (Yūzū nenbutsu engi)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Yūzū nenbutsu engi
Work Type
painting, handscroll
Muromachi period, dated 1471
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
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Physical Descriptions

Pair of handscrolls: ink, color and gold on paper
H. 30.4 x W. (total of two scrolls) 3105.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1222 11/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Hofer Collection of the Printed and Graphic Arts of Asia in honor of Mathias Komor
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Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Publication History

  • John M. Rosenfield, Fumiko Cranston, and Edwin A. Cranston, The Courtly Tradition in Japanese Art and Literature: Selections from the Hofer and Hyde Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973), Cat. No. 93 / pp. 276-278
  • John M. Rosenfield, The Japanese Courtier: Painting, Calligraphy, and Poetry from the Fogg Art Museum, the Philip Hofer Collection (With a Complementary Selection of Lacquers and Other Arts of Japan from the Collection of F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr.), exh. cat., Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA, 1980), Cat. No. 50 / pp. 72-73
  • Margaret Miller Kanada, "The Fogg Museum's Fifteenth Century Illustrated Handscroll of the Yuzunembutsu Engi", Kokka (Tokyo, Japan, 1984), No. 1073, pp. 7-36
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 54, p. 53

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