From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Butsudan
Object Number 29-96-741
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan
Date Made ca. 1750
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Brass
Technique Carved | Lacquered
Iconography Amida Buddha

Black lacquered wood shrine in four parts, mounted and bound gilt brass. Carved wood interior lacquered with gold. There are compartments below for holding requirements for Buddhist devotions. The interior of this large standing shrine is carved wood, lacquered in gold. It contains an image of a standing Amida Buddha. The small porcelain vase contains an offering of flowers. The small bowl may have contained rice. The family's ancestor tablets are also stored here. The drawers and shelves would have contained Buddhist sutras and other objects used for devotion.

Height 163 cm
Width 71 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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