Gold lacquer on wood
Overall: 2.6 x 7.8 cm (1 x 3 1/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1961.91
The lid of this box has a fragment of an image representing the Pure Land of the Buddha Amida, and an interior decorated with lotus petals. The original, complete composition may have been a panel housed within a shrine cabinet, and used for meditation. An aversion to discarding sacred images likely led to the fragment’s incorporation into this small box.
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