From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-5
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 Wood | Brass | Bronze | Glass | Stone (uncertain) | Lacquer
Technique Lacquered | Chased
Iconography Guardian King | Stupa

Small black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze trimmings. The stupa reliquary inside this shrine contains small white pebbles which are believed to be the remains of holy men. One tiny metal guardian figure stands in front of the stupa; two more are mounted on each door.

Height 21.6 cm
Width 10.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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