University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-156-8
Current Location: Collections storage
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
Height: 12.7cm
Outside Diameter:7.94cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

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