From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

Native Name Keman
Object Number 29-96-436B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Bronze

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.

Length 55 cm
Width 25.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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