University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-156-4
Current Location: Collections storage
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
Height: 21.6cm
Width: 10.2cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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.


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