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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-5
Current Location:
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:
Wood
Brass
Bronze
Glass
Stone (uncertain)
Lacquer
Technique:
Lacquered
Chased
Iconography:
Guardian King
Stupa
Description:
Small black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze trimmings. The stupa reliquary inside this shrine contains small white pebbles which are believed to be the remains of holy men. One tiny metal guardian figure stands in front of the stupa; two more are mounted on each door.
Height:
21.6cm
Width:
10.8cm
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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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 31
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