University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Early Date: 1916
Late Date: 18th Century - 19th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Lacquer
Wood
Brass
Gilding
Technique:Lacquered
Chased
Gilded
Iconography:Deity
Sword
Wild Boar
Height: 17.1 cm
Width: 6.03 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

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