Lidded ornament in the form of a temple bell with design of Shitenno (Four Guardian Kings)

Japanese
Meiji era
1880s
Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834–1896), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

154

Dimensions

Overall: 16.4 x 10.9 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5842a-b

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

On View

Walter Ames Compton, MD Gallery (Gallery 280)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

應需盛壽
生滅々巳

寂滅為楽
是生滅法
諸行無常

Signed

Ôju Moritoshi [Moritoshi, made to order]
應需盛壽

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection