Feb 11, 2004
Jul 23, 2007

Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Kings of Hells: Leaf 35


Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes: Kings of Hells: Leaf 35


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Album, ink on paper

Sheet: 34 x 38.2 cm (13 3/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi Chou and Gift of various donors to the department of Asian Art (by exchange) 2004.1.35



This ink line drawing belongs to a set of leafs illustrating the Ten Kings of Hell. The king here seems to render a verdict on four deceased souls: the plaintiffs are an old couple kneeling in the middle and facing the king, the accused are the younger couple to their left. The man of the latter group bares his upper body.

The illustration belongs to a series of 50 ink line drawings that probably served professional artists in workshops as models for mural and silk paintings, commissioned by temples and monasteries.

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