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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1973.66
People
Monk Ryūyū, Japanese (active late 14th-early 15th c.)
Title
Section from a Buddhist Cosmology (Nihon koku narabini Shumi shoten zu) with text copied by Monk Ryūi
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Nihon koku narabini Shumi shoten zu
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
handscroll
Date
Muromachi period (1402)
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/202319
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H. 29.2 x W. 723.9 cm (11 1/2 x 285 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: "Sō Ryūi hitsu"; "Sō Ryūyū hitsu"; date: "Ōei 9" (1402)
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 Professor and Mrs. John M. Rosenfield
Accession Year
1973
Object Number
1973.66
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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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. 33 / pp. 104-109

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. 55, p. 54

Fumihiko Sueki, Nihon shisōshi no shatei, Keibunsha (Tokyo, 2017), Frontispiece, pp. 69-74, figs. 1-5

D. Max Moerman, The Japanese Buddhist World Map: Religious Vision and the Cartographic Imagination, University of Hawaii Press (Honolulu, 2021), pp. 64-76, figs. 2.5-2.14

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