Memorial Tablet


From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Ihai
Object Number 29-96-756
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan
Period Meiji | 19th Century
Date Made 1898 CE
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Inscription Language Japanese Language | Japanese Language

Memorial tablet ihai 位牌 on stand, gilded on front and two sides, and painted black on the reverse. The front bears the text コルトンサン Koruton-san, seemingly a European name (“Mr. Colton”?) in blue-colored lettering, while the reverse bears a date, 明治三十一年八月十六日 August 16th, 1898, in gold.

Height 16 cm
Length 7.4 cm
Width 4 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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