From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-4
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 | Paint
Technique Lacquered | Chased | Painted
Iconography Monju | Guardian King

Small, black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze trimmings. An eight-armed Monju, a bodhisattva of wisdom, seated on a lion, occupies the center of the shrine. In his hands he holds his attributes, the sword and scroll, as well as a wheel (symbol of the Dharma), a hatchet and a pendant. Fugen, bodhisattva of goodness, seated on an elephant, is painted on the left door and a guardian figure on the right.

Height 21.6 cm
Width 10.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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