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Portable Japanese Ivory Shrine

Late 19th century

7 5/16 in. x 4 1/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (18.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 7.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2014.4.2
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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This object has the following keywords:
  • ivories - Objects carved from ivory, or from natural substances resembling ivory, such as bone. When possible, use the material term plus a more specific object name, such as "ivory" + "diptychs."
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • Meiji - Period and style that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.
  • religion and mythology

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities Bryn Mawr College , Apr 4, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Nathanael Roesch. A Curious Group. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
    Figure Number: Fauna 24

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