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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)
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Object reference number: JCF1284
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