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Five Hundred Rakan (Arhat)

  • By Kichizan Minchō
  • Japan Nanbokuchō period, 14th century
  • Two hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk
  • h: 174.0cm w: 89.9cm each
  • [10004]

These are two scrolls from the 50-scroll set painted by Minchō, a painter-priest acted at Tōfukuji, Kyoto, over the course of three years on the basis of the work of two Chinese Southern Song painters, Lin Tinggui and Zhou Jichang. Minchō later turned to the creation of ink paintings.

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