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Reliquary

Native Name:
Sharito
Object Number:
29-96-453A
Current Location:
Culture:
Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Japan
Period:
Edo Period
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Brass
Glass
Pigment
Description:
Brass reliquary with glass sides. Lotus flower on roof. Sharito (relic tower). Red, white and green token inside which serve as symbolic relics of the blook, flesh and teeth of Buddha. Glass is cracked. One pendant missing. Shrine is 18th Century, but the relics may be much older.
Height:
25cm
Width:
11cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania. 1-47. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 41
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