From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist | Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Wood | Brass | Bronze
Technique Lacquered | Chased
Iconography Buddha Fasting

Black lacquer portable shrine with chased bronze hinges and catch. Cylindrical shape with gold inside. The seated figure inside this shrine represents an emaciated Sakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, during his period of aceticism prior to his enlightenment.

Height 12.7 cm
Outside Diameter 7.94 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916

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