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Buddhist Reliquary


Artist Unknown (Japanese)


16th-17th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G220
Buddhist Reliquary, Artist Unknown (Japanese)
Buddhist Reliquary (Nyoiho_ju): Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze, rock crystal
Size: 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (18.42 x 8.89 x 9.53 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 16th-17th century, Momoyama-early Edo
Inscriptions: Inscriptionon bottom, incised: untranslated inscription (in Arabic?)
Physical Description: octagonal stepped base with lotus flower at top of base; clear glass globe at top with three vertical metal "flames" around it; glass globe filled with multicolored pebbles
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fund and gifts of funds in memory of John Austin O'Keeffe
Accession Number: 2006.42
Added to Site: March 1, 2009