Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
18th Century - 19th Century
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.
Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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