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Metalwork

"Metalwork"

Honkan Room 13  October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 25, 2018 (Tue)

  
Container for Buddhist Relics in the Shape of a Flaming Wish-granting Jewel, Kamakura period, 13th-14th century (Important Cultural Property)

This exhibition provides a historical overview of Japanese metalwork from the Heian (794–1192) to the Edo (1603–1868) period. Objects are displayed by category, such as Buddhist ritual implements, mirrors, tea kettles, objects with designs in cloisonné, decorative fittings, and okimono ornaments. Visitors are invited to view the beauty of metals such as gold, silver, copper, and iron, as well as the shapes they were crafted into, and the designs they were freely embellished with.

Current exhibit includes:
Flower Basket, Design of a hosoge floral arabesque in openwork, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Jinshoji, Shiga)
Container for Buddhist Relics in the Shape of a Flaming Wish-granting Jewel, Kamakura period, 13th-14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Kakebotoke (Buddhist pendant plaque), Image of Sho Kannon (Aryavalokitesvara), Kamakura period, dated 1275 (Important Cultural Property)