Portrait of the Priest Daoxuan (Dōsen)


Portrait of the Priest Daoxuan (Dōsen)

Japanese paintings / Nara

Kamakura period, 14th century

Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk

H 112.5, W 56.2



Priest Dōsen (Daoxuan) of the Nanzan (Nanshan) school (596-667), who lived on Mt. Zhongnan-shan, was a scholar of the Buddhist precepts in the early Tang dynasty. Having edited a book of Buddhist precepts, titled Shibunritsu gyōji-sho (or a book of Four-parts Vinaya)

Masterpieces of Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 1993, p.63, no.46.

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