Parinirvana Embroidery (Japan)

Wall hanging from Japan showing the death of the Buddha, c. 1795. Wall hanging from Japan showing the death of the Buddha, c. 1795. Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art, acc. no. M.81.223.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses a Japanese embroidery showing the death of the Buddha (parinirvana). It measures 214 x 176 cm and was completed at the end of the eighteenth century. The wall hanging is made of silk with silk and metal thread embroidery.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 9 December 2016)

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