Object photography

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Object description

  • School of Giovanni Niccolo (Japanese)
  • Portable shrine, about 1597
  • Lacquer, wood, gold, shell
  • Nagasaki, Japan
  • H: 17 7/8 in, W: 12 5/8 in, D: 1 3/4 in (H: 45.4 cm, W: 32.1 cm, D: 4.4 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 2000
  • AE85752

DESCRIPTION

Namban lacquer shrine with overall mosaic of gilt and mother-of-pearl decoration. Two doors on case under a shaped pediment open to reveal painting of mother and child. Momoyama period

Exhibition History

  • Upcoming Exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; 2015 through Present
  • Spiritual beliefs and Earthly Goods: Jesuits and the Exchange between Portugal and Japan in the Age of Exploration, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.; February 16, 2013 through June 02, 2013
  • Japanese Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum; January 06, 2003 through Present