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In This Catalogue


Various approaches allow you to see all of the paintings currently included in this online catalogue. Search contents with the faceted search tool or type in a common keyword. Once you access entries, you can look at the formal entry, curatorial records, archival materials, and more information for each object.


This unit features previous owners of Goryeo Buddhist paintings that are now in eight US museums, including the Freer and Sackler.


Read essays on the subject of Goryeo Buddhist painting. Topics include: an overview of the subject; the patronage that supported the production of Buddhist Art in the Goryeo dynasty; their materials, techniques, and mountings; and the transmission of Goryeo Buddhist paintings to the United States.


Use a pattern library to study the motifs on the textiles in the paintings. Consult the glossary for key Buddhist terms or browse a selected bibliography on the topic. Read an article on the Goryeo Buddhist paintings in an interregional context.

Download Images

Feel free to download high-resolution images of the three paintings (F1904.13, F1906.269, and S1992.11) in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for non-commercial use only. Review the rights statement and terms of use at the end of each object entry before you click on Save this image.