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Ornament

Native Name:
Keman
Object Number:
29-96-435C
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Gilded bronze hanging ornament: keman. Kemans are ornamental penchants thought to have originated in floral wreaths brought as votive offerings. Cut-out flower forms. Pendants of five sets of four linked symbols and bow knot, flattened. Ring handle.
Length:
24cm
Width:
33.5cm
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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