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The Three Purities, one of three


Artist Unknown (China)


16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G203
The Three Purities, one of three, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Paintings, Paintings-Hanging Scroll (Do Not Use) | Ink, colors and gold on silk
Size: 61 1/4 x 33 3/4 in. (155.58 x 85.73 cm) (image)94 3/4 x 39 7/16 in. (240.67 x 100.17 cm) (without roller)
Creation Place: China
Culture: China
Style: 16th century, Ming dynasty
Physical Description: man with thin black mustache and beard seated on a throne; 2 standing male figures in lower corners; blue sky with clouds at top behind throne; central seated figure holds a gold vessel and wears purple robe with gold dragons
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2002.126.2.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009