From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Sharito
Object Number 29-96-453A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period
Date Made 18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Brass | Glass | Pigment

Brass reliquary with glass sides. Lotus flower on roof. Sharito (relic tower). Red, white and green token inside which serve as symbolic relics of the blook, flesh and teeth of Buddha. Glass is cracked. One pendant missing. Shrine is 18th Century, but the relics may be much older.

Height 25 cm
Width 11 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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