From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist | Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Wood | Brass | Gilding
Technique Lacquered | Chased | Gilded
Iconography Deity | Sword | Wild Boar
Inscription Language Japanese Language

Black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings. The wooden figure standing on a boar inside this shrine is identified by the inscription on the inside of the door as Marishiten, the Goddess of Light. The inscription further associates the shrine with Tokudai-ji, a temple in Kyoto. There used to be a ring attached to the top of the shrine.

Height 17.1 cm
Width 6.03 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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