University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-156-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture: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
Gilding
Technique:Lacquered
Chased
Gilded
Iconography:Crest
Stupa
Lotus Bud
Figures
Height: 15.2cm
Outside Diameter:7.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

Description

Small black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings. The gold lacquer designs on the exterior of this shrine are palonia leaves with three blossoms. A symbol of rectitude, it was an emblem used during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868 CE). Shaped as a stupa, this shrine is crowned by a lotus bud. It contains a brass Kannon, bodhisattva of compassion, accompanied by two guardian figures who wield vajras.


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

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