Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Native Name||Mokugyo | 木魚|
|Current Location||Asia Galleries - On Display|
|Date Made||19th Century|
|Materials||Wood | Lacquer | Paint|
|Technique||Carved | Lacquered | Painted|
|Inscription Language||Japanese Language|
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".
|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|
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