Painting. Religious. The 16 Arhats. Painted in colours on silk.
- Made in: Japan
- Height: 21.87 inches
- Width: 13 inches
Inscription TransliterationHogen Naga-Hide Chi-shin Tomoku sai
'Signed Hōgen Yei-shiu Tomo-nobu. 'Tomokusai' should be read Kun-moku shi te hai-dzu se, meaning (painted) 'with ablution &bpurifying', as it was a sacred piture.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Jap.Ptg.1001 (Japanese Painting Number)
There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: JCF1284
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.