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Miniature shrine (zushi)


Artist Unknown (Japan)


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Lacquerware | Wood with pigments and gold
Size: 6 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (16.19 x 6.99 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: Portable shrine black lacquer case with two doors; gold pomegranate and leaves on each door; brass mountings. Inside gold. Under canopy wooden figure of Kwannon with gold and black robes stands on lotus base with pierced metal mandola behind her. On right
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of John R. Van Derlip in memory of Ethel Morrison Van Derlip
Accession Number: 35.7.234a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009