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Shrine

Object Number:
29-156-8
Current Location:
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
Bronze
Technique:
Lacquered
Chased
Iconography:
Buddha Fasting
Description:
Black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze hinges and catch. Cylindrical shape with gold inside. The seated figure inside this shrine represents an emaciated Sakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, during his period of aceticism prior to his enlightenment.
Height:
12.7cm
Outside Diamater:
7.94cm
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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