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Lantern Part

Object Number:A1829.3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Tokyo
Zojoji Temple
Period: Edo Period
Date Made: 1705
Early Date: 1705
Late Date: 1705
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Rinbo
Horin
Flowers
Height: 39 cm
Credit Line:Deposited by Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1919
Other Number:CG94-1-141B - Found in Collection Number

Description

Cap portion (kasa 笠) for a bronze lantern. This acts as an umbrella over the firebox to protect the lantern. There are symbols on the side of the piece, one is a rinbo or horin wheel. There are six sides with radiating ridges which terminate in a curling bracket called warabite 蕨手 only two of which are partially intact, the rest are missing. Six bells hang off the brackets.

Bibliography:

[Article] Nishimura, Yoko. "The Tale of the Tokugawa Artifacts: Japanese Funerary Lanterns at the Penn Museum". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 61. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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