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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-10
Current Location:
Culture:
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:
Crest
Stupa
Lotus Bud
Figures
Description:
Small black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings. The gold lacquer designs on the exterior of this shrine are palonia leaves with three blossoms. A symbol of rectitude, it was an emblem used during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868 CE). Shaped as a stupa, this shrine is crowned by a lotus bud. It contains a brass Kannon, bodhisattva of compassion, accompanied by two guardian figures who wield vajras.
Height:
15.2cm
Outside Diamater:
7.6cm
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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