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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-9
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Buddhist
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Period:
Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1916
Late Date:
1916
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Lacquer
Wood
Brass
Gilding
Technique:
Lacquered
Chased
Gilded
Iconography:
Deity
Sword
Wild Boar
Description:
Black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings. The wooden figure standing on a boar inside this shrine is identified by the inscription on the inside of the door as Marishiten, the Goddess of Light. The inscription further associates the shrine with Tokudai-ji, a temple in Kyoto. There used to be a ring attached to the top of the shrine.
Height:
17.1cm
Width:
6.03cm
Credit Line:
Gift of John Thompson Morris

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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