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Kano Tanyu, Japan, (1602–1674)
Monju, Bodhisattva of Wisdom with Lions, n.d.
Paint on paper


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Painting
Period: Tokugawa
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2019.21.7


Commentary
This striking triptych depicts the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Monju, flanked by lions which he rides in mythology. The artist, Kano Tanyu, was one of the foremost painters in the esteemed Kano school, and was particularly known for his ink paintings, which are often compared to Tosa school works.

Object Description
Three paintings, with the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Monju, in the center, flanked by lions.

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