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|Date Made:||19th Century|
|Inscription Language:||Japanese Language|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900|
|Other Number:||I-213 - Seder Number|
LO-1901-1 - Found in Collection Number
85-28-2 - Found in Collection Number
Mokugyo (木魚), wooden lacquered "fish" drum. The long hours of required meditation in Zen temples and monasteries were punctuated by chanting accompanied by striking the Mokugyo. The drum was placed on a large ornamental cushion, flat on one side. It was usualy paired with a large metal bell called a keisu (磬子). The inscription on this drum apears to be a stylized rendering of the characters for "wooden fish".
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|[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather A., and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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