A large and ornate Buddhist Taenghwa scroll, painted on silk, depicting Buddha surrounded by immortal court figures and flanked by Samantabhadra on an elephant and Manjushri on a dragon or foo lion; seated atop a waterfall with mountains overhead. Sage or immortal figures, clouds, and additional dragon and tiger figures are also in the scene. Inscription and seal mark at left center. Image, 47 1/2" x 22 1/4", is mounted on a green silk brocade background, 76" x 29 1/4", with wood hanging bar at top and clear acrylic bar at bottom. Probably Korean, late Josean period to slightly later (mid 19th – early 20th century). Provenance: Private Nashville collection; acquired by consignor's parents-in-law while they were working in Japan shortly after World War II. CONDITION: Bar at bottom is likely a replacement. 4 holes (approx. 1/2") at top on green silk background. On the image, there is a 1/8" hole in the sky area, light creasing and toning, overall good condition.
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