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Erberto F. Lo Bue

Stupa site 7 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal. The stupa (h. 45 m, diam. 90 m) is the largest of its kind in the Kathmandu Valley. Its great plinth consists of three broad terraces of intersected squares and rectangles forming a platform of 20 angles (Skt ...

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Chinese, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1547, in Xiuning (Anhui); died after 1628.

Painter. Figures, landscapes.

Ding Yunpeng painted mainly Buddhist and Taoist figures in the style of the Tang painters Wu Daozi (active c.720-760) and Li Longmian, notably in his way of outlining with the brush. He was connected with the painter Dong Qichang (...

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Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

Japanese Buddhist temple complex in the district of Yoshino, Nara Prefecture. It lies in the Kinpusen, a chain of foothills that extends between the Yoshino and Ōmine mountains.

Kinpusenji was traditionally founded by the semi-legendary ascetic En no Ozunu (En no Gyōja; fl late 7th century ...

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Kumbum  

Barry Till

Monastery complex c. 26 km north-east of Xining, Qinghai Province, China. Kumbum is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, as it marks the birthplace of Tsong Khapa (1357–1419), who founded the sect. Construction of a small monastery called Shardzong on this spot took place between ...

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Leh  

Kirit Mankodi

Capital of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Located near the River Indus on an ancient trade route between India, Tibet and China, Leh is notable for a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, known as the Tsemo Gompa, and the Lechen Pelkar palace and fort, all erected under the Namgyel rulers of the 16th–17th centuries. Among the buildings of the Tsemo Gompa is the Temple of the Guardian Deities, built by ...

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Japanese, 16th century, male.

Painter.

Some art historians associate or rather identify Nobuharu with Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), even though many details of the latter’s life are obscure. The name Nobuharu appears on several Buddhist portraits and paintings that are characterised by a very fine but slightly sentimental style. It is on account of this sentimentality that other art historians do not identify the two artists with each other....

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Onjōji  

Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

Buddhist temple in the city of Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Onjōji occupies c. 79 ha at the southern foot of Mt Hiei, near the south-western shore of Lake Biwa. It is the head temple of the Jimon branch, one of the two major branches of the Tendai sect of Esoteric Buddhism (...

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Ken Brown

Japanese Zen priest and painter. A scribe at Kenchōji in Kamakura, he is often called Kei shoki (‘Clerk Kei’). He first studied painting with Chūan Shinkō (fl c. 1444–57) at Kenchōji, then journeyed to Kyoto in 1478 to study with Shingei Geiami (...

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Stephen Addiss

Japanese Zen monk, painter and calligrapher. One of the most influential monks of the early 17th century, he was a painter and calligrapher in the Zen tradition (see Japan, §VI, 4, (vii)). He was born to a farming family and entered the Buddhist order at the age of eight, later studying Zen with the master Shun’oku Sōen (...

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Tholing  

Henrik H. Sørensen

First capital city of the kingdom of Guge, situated in the Sutlej Valley to the east of Tsaparang, western Tibet. It was founded c. ad 900. The largest and most important of Tholing’s temples—their original Tibetan names are unknown—is the so-called Red Temple, a typical structure with a two-storey main building and lower side buildings surrounded by high walls, located in the middle of the town. It was in this sanctuary that the Indian master ...

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Chinese, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Nanjing 1565-1630.

Born in Xiexian (Anhui).

Painter.

Zheng Zhong painted landscapes and Buddhist figures.

London (British Mus.): Sakyamuni (signed and dated 1568)

Taipei (National Palace Mus.): several works

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Chinese, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1574, in Jingling (Hubei); died 1624.

Painter. Landscapes.

Zhong Xing, a Chan Buddhist, was a poet and head of the school of poetry in Jingling.