The Burke Collection
Two hiten (飛天)
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Catalogue information

Late Heian period, late 11th–early 12th century

Japanese cypress (hinoki) with lacquer and gold

(a) h. 28 cm (11 in.); (b) h. 27.5 cm (10 7/8 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Ex Coll.: Koizumi Sakutarō, Japan; Mohr, Germany


Koizumi Sakutarō 1926, pls. 29, 30
Koizumi Sakutarō
Kain Shōja shinkan (True mirrors of Kain Shōja). Tokyo: Ōtsuka Kōgeisha.

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Murase 1993, no. 3
Murase, Miyeko
Jewel Rivers: Japanese Art from the Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

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Burke 1996b, p. 45
Burke, Mary Griggs
“Miyeko Murase: Friend, Scholar and Mentor.” Orientations 27, no. 8 (September): 44–45.

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Murase 2000, no. 14
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tsuji Nobuo et al. 2005, nos. 9, 10.
Tsuji Nobuo et al.
Nyūyōku Bāku korekushon-ten: Nihon no bi sanzennen no kagayaki / Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu; Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. [Tokyo]: Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha.

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