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Title

Small Buddhist travelling shrine

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Media category
    Ceremonial object
    Materials used
    lacquer; wood
    Dimensions
    6.5 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Peter Elliott 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    68.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Shrines like this one were popular in Japan because they were portable. People would use them for private devotions while travelling.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan