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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-4
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Period:
Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Lacquer
Wood
Brass
Paint
Technique:
Lacquered
Chased
Painted
Iconography:
Monju
Guardian King
Description:
Small, black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze trimmings. An eight-armed Monju, a bodhisattva of wisdom, seated on a lion, occupies the center of the shrine. In his hands he holds his attributes, the sword and scroll, as well as a wheel (symbol of the Dharma), a hatchet and a pendant. Fugen, bodhisattva of goodness, seated on an elephant, is painted on the left door and a guardian figure on the right.
Height:
21.6cm
Width:
10.2cm
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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