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Native NameKeman
Object Number: 29-96-435C
Current Location: Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Length: 24cm
Width: 33.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904


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.

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