The Zen Monk Dongshan Crossing a Stream

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The Zen Monk Dongshan Crossing a Stream

Paintings / Song Dynasty / China

Attributed to Ma Yuan (dates unknown)

Place of production:China

Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

Ink and light color on silk

77.6×33.0

1幅

Important Cultural Property

The monk Dongshan experienced enlightenment upoin seeing his shadow reflected while crossing a river on a pilgrimage. The artist's placement of the scene in the lower part of the frame is unconventional.

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