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Ksitigarbha and the Ten Kings of Hell


Artist Unknown (Korean)


18th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G206
Ksitigarbha and the Ten Kings of Hell, Artist Unknown (Korean)
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Medium: Paintings | Ink and color on silk
Size: 62 x 80 x 7/8 in. (157.48 x 203.2 x 2.22 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Korea
Culture: Korean, Asia, Korea
Style: 18th century, Joseon Dynasty
Inscriptions: Inscription; Stamps several books and scrolls depicted, scattered within figures; undecifered inscriptions and stamps throughout
Physical Description: central seated figure (Ksitigarbha) holding a clear sphere between cupped hands, circles about body and head; figure surrounded by people with two smaller figures below.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund and Gift of funds from Ellen and Fred Wells
Accession Number: 97.70
Added to Site: February 28, 2009