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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-3
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Buddhist
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Period:
Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made:
18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date:
1916
Late Date:
1916
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Lacquer
Wood
Brass
Gold Leaf
Technique:
Chased
Gilded
Iconography:
God of Fury
Animal
Sea
Bow
Description:
Black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings and gold leaf ornate gold interior. This shrine contains a wooden figure of Aizen Myo-o, one of the five Myo-o. He symbolizes the concept that human passion is identical to Enlightenment. This ferocious five-headed, six-armed figure stands on a horned animal. He is holding a drawn bow, a weapon used against evil. In addition, he holds a baton, vajra, trident and wheel, symbols of Buddhist power and authority.
Height:
27.9cm
Width:
18.4cm
Credit Line:
Gift of John Thompson Morris
Other Number:
LE492   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892)
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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: 9,16
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