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Bell-shaped Amulet
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Bell-shaped Amulet


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This amulet was made for the Munakata Grand Shrine at an unknown kiln in Kyushu. It would have been fastened by the silk cord to a traveling case for protection.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] two character signature unread; chikuzen munakata jingu kempo san ___ ___ kugatsu niche [Translation] Munakata Shrine, Chikuzen, kempo 3 (1215), ninth month
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19th century (Edo; Meiji)
Medium
stoneware with ash glaze, silk cord
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1203
Measurements
H: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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