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Asian Art

Eleven Headed Kannon

10th century

Hand stamped print on mulberry paper

sheet: 10 × 24 in. (25.4 × 60.9 cm)
The Elisabeth Achelis Fund
1967.71
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Heian period (794–1185)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

Said to have been preserved at Horyuji, Nara; purchased in 1967 by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 240, no. 450, ill.

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Art at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 36.

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.