Sudhana was a youth in Buddhist legends who sought wisdom. He traveled throughout the universe questioning various Buddhist deities until he finally met Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist deity of mercy, who instructed him in the teachings of the Buddha.
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- Titles Sudhana Visits Avalokitesvara (Proper)
- Artist Kono Bairei, Japan, 1844 - 1895
- Medium ink and color on silk
- Dimensions 16 7/8 x 21 7/16 in. (42.9 x 54.5 cm) (image) 54 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (138.4 x 69.2 cm) (mount)
- Credit Line Museum purchase, 1990.32
- Work Type hanging scroll
- Classification Paintings
- Inscription Bairei Shishin wanan (The sincere Worshipper Bairei); two seals