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On View Charles Goddard Weld Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Japanese artist
  • Onna norimono (noblewoman's palanquin), 19th century
  • Wood, lacquer, gilt brass, textile
  • Japan
  • Donor unknown, date unknown
  • E37812


This is a noblewoman's palanquin. The black-lacquered exterior displays gold crests amid scrolling plants, while the interior features brightly colored chrysanthemum, pine, and plum paintings. The palanquin was carried by human bearers at each end.

Exhibition History

  • Japan Day by Day: An Exhibition in Honor of Edward Sylvester Morse, Peabody Museum of Salem; November 23, 1977 through April 15, 1978
  • Japanese Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum; January 06, 2003 through Present