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Shrine

Object Number:29-156-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Buddhist
Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Lacquer
Wood
Brass
Technique:Lacquered
Chased
Iconography:1,000 Armed Kannon
Kannon
Height: 17.14 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916
Other Number:LE489 - Other Number

Description

Black lacquer shrine with chased brass trimmings. This slender oval shrine contains a 1000-armed Kannon, bodhisattva of compassion, standing on a lotus base. The ring on the top of the shrine is for suspending it from a belt. The interior is gilded.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Culin, Robert S. 1892. Loan Exhibition: Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies and Charms and Implements for Divination.. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology and Paleontology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.126, no. 489View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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