Amida Buddha with Attending Bodhisattvas
Amida Buddha with Attending Bodhisattvas
Japan, Edo period, late 18th century
Wood with gold, pigment, metal, and headstones, 22 x 18 x 9 in.
San Antonio Museum of Art, gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2013.38.262
Photography by Peggy Tenison
Copy of the Scroll of the Extermination of Evil (Hekija-e) and of the Hell Scroll (Jigoku-e)
Copy of the Scroll of the Extermination of Evil (Hekija-e) and of the Hell Scroll (Jigoku-e)
Japan, Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century
Handscroll; ink and color on paper, 10 11/16 x 376 3/8 in.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.9186
Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Eighteen Arhats detail
Eighteen Arhats (Iuohans)
China, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Qianlong emperor, 1736–1795
Ink and colors on bodhi leaves; eighteen leaves, each 11 x 7 in.
Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection, B65D4.1-.18
Photography © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Hell Courtesan
Yōshū Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu), Japanese (1838–1912)
The Hell Courtesan (Jigoku-dayū)
Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, latter half of the 19th century.
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, image: 57 3/16 x 28 1/8 in.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.7329
Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nirvana
Mariko Mori, (Japanese, born 1967)
Nirvana, 1996–97
Video, Six minutes, six seconds
The Mori Art Collection, Tokyo
© Mariko Mori
Bowing Buddha (photo Ylva) cornell
Bowing Buddha
Japan, Edo period, 17th-18th century
Gilt wood, 28 x 14 x 9 in.
Vanessa and Henry Cornell Collection
Photography by Ylva Erevall Photography
Thinking Bodhisattva
Thinking Bodhisattva
India, Gupta period, 4th–6th century C.E.
Afghanistan, Hadda region, Gandharan culture
Terracotta, 32 ¾ x 24 ½ x 10 ½ in.
Dallas Museum of Art, Wendover Fund, gift of David T. Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, the Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund, and the General Acquisitions Fund, 2010.17
Photo courtesy Dallas Museum of Art

Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism is organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art and curated by Emily Sano, the Coates-Cowden-Brown Senior Advisor for Asian Art.

 

This exhibition is generously funded by the Theodore and Doris Lee Family Foundation, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992, Dr. Robert Clemons, the Marcia & Otto Koehler Foundation, Thomas Edson, the Pilkington Anglo-Japanese Cultural Foundation, Allen Bennett, and Rosario Laird.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


Please note there is a $5 surcharge for those 18+ to view the exhibition Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism.