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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1993.218
People
Kōsen Shōton, Japanese (1633 - 1695)
Title
Zen Aphorism: "Empty Sky Palanquin, Iron Boat" (Ko kū ga tetsu sen)
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
calligraphy, hanging scroll
Date
second half of 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/201368
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions
painting proper: 130.7 x 28.1 cm (51 7/16 x 11 1/16 in.)
overall including cord and roller ends: 213.4 x 36.2 cm (84 x 14 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Ōbaku Kōsen sho
  • seal: Rinzai seishu (red, rectangular, intaglio)
  • seal: Hoon toshi (red, square, relief)
  • seal: Kōsen (高泉) red, square, intalgio)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies in honor of Professor John Rosenfield
Accession Year
1993
Object Number
1993.218
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 4), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/07/2010 - 11/09/2010

32Q: 2740 Buddhist II, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/09/2015 - 06/02/2016

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