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  • China
  • Vairocana, 1454, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
  • Where object was made: China
  • ink, color on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 154.7 x 96 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 202 x 115.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 60 7/8 x 37 3/4 in
    Mount Dimensions: 79 1/2 x 45 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Fund, and Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0106
Label Text

Vairocana in red robe sits on a jeweled lotus throne beneath a jeweled canopy. Two attending celestial figures fly down from the upper left and the upper right. Foreground painted green. Horizontal jeweled railing behind the Buddha in the middle ground. Blue sky with colorful clouds in the background.