Asian Art
Artist attributed: Myoson, active early to mid-14th century

The Death of the Buddha Sakyamuni (Nehan-zu)

1320–40

Hanging scroll: ink, color, gold pigment, and cut gold on silk

Without mounting: 171 x 149.2 cm (67 5/16 x 58 3/4 in.), with mounting: 293 x 176.5 cm (115 3/8 x 69 1/2 in.), with rollers: W. 185.5 cm (73 1/16 in.),
Purchased with funds from The Japan Foundation Endowment of the Council on East Asian Studies and the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2005.58.1a-b
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Kamakura (1185–1333) to Nanbokucho (1333–1392) period
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Kokka Magazine no. 1263 (2001).

“Bukkyo Bijutsu dai 14 satsu,” Bukkyo Bijutsu 14 (1929).

Genzo Nakano, Nihon bukkyo kaiga kenkyu, Shohan (Kyoto: Hozokan, 1982).

Carolyn Wheelwright, “Late Medieval Japanese Nirvana Painting,” Archives of Asian Art 38 (1985): 67–94.

Genzo Nakano, “Nehanzu,” Nihon no Bijutsu no. 268 (1988).

Takeo Izumi, Butsuga no zokei (Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 1995).

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 142–43 (detail), 145, pl. 131.

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Art at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 42.

Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, “The Interstitial Buddha: Picturing the Death of Sakyamuni,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 44–63, ill. cover and back cover, fig. 1–4, 6.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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