University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKeman
Object Number: 29-96-436B
Current Location: Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Length: 55cm
Width: 25.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Bronze hanging ornaments: kemans. Kemans are ornamental penchants thought to have originated in floral wreaths brought as votive offerings. Oblong with ornamentation engraved except for three cut-out medallions in center. Six pendant ornamentation strips of four similar symbols, fastened together with colored beads strung on wires. Twenty-five additional hanging pieces on pendant and eight on sides. Ring handles.


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