This print was my father’s. He wrote on the back ‘Ming-Peu 13th century priest’. Who was Ming Peu?
I don’t think ‘Peu’ is either pinyin or Wade-Giles.
He appears to be wearing Japanese dress. The kimono is open to the waist.
His head is not shaven. Monastic rules for shaving may not yet have been set down in the 13th century.
What is the difference between a monk and a priest?
13th century would make him potentially contemporaneous with Dogen-zenji.