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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Earthquake from the Legendary History of the Jin'o-ji (Kōnin Shōnin eden)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Kōnin Shōnin eden
Work Type
handscroll, painting
c. 1350-1400
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Nambokuchō period, 1333-1392
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Physical Descriptions
Handscroll fragment mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, colors and gold on paper
image only: H. 34.4 x W. 61.3 cm (13 9/16 x 24 1/8 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 Professor and Mrs. Edwin A. Cranston
Accession Year
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. 92 / pp. 273-275

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. 53, p. 52

Exhibition History

Later Chinese and Japanese Figure Painting in Decorative Arts, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/22/1992 - 06/07/1992

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

A Compelling Legacy: Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/24/2004 - 03/20/2005

32Q: 2740 Buddhist II, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/09/2019 - 11/19/2019

Subjects and Contexts

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Collection Highlights

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