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Ornament

Native Name:
Keman
Object Number:
29-96-436B
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Bronze hanging ornaments: kemans. Kemans are ornamental penchants thought to have originated in floral wreaths brought as votive offerings. Oblong with ornamentation engraved except for three cut-out medallions in center. Six pendant ornamentation strips of four similar symbols, fastened together with colored beads strung on wires. Twenty-five additional hanging pieces on pendant and eight on sides. Ring handles.
Length:
55cm
Width:
25.5cm
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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