From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-10
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 Crest | Stupa | Lotus Bud | Figures

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.

Height 15.2 cm
Outside Diameter 7.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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