Description Daruma crossing the Yangtze River on a reed on his way to North China to meditate for nine years. He was the semi-legendary monk who brought Zen Buddhism from India in the 6th century to China. He is considered the First Patriarch of Zen.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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