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Buddhist temple gong
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Buddhist temple gong


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Buddhist temple gong with brocade covered straw ring; leather and bamboo striker, inscription incised around exterior rim
Provenance Bought at the American Art Galleries, New York in 1905 Thomas Waggaman sale
Inscriptions tenpo san nen [ ][ ] ni gatsu/nenposan tenpaiji dainichido [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ]/myokoin koen [ ]; [Translation] In the second month of 1832, Myokoin Koen (priest) made this on behalf of the Dainichido (monk's hall) of the Tenpaiji (temple), Nenposan.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Period
1832 (late Edo)
Medium
Bronze with brocade covered straw ring and leather and bamboo striker
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1397
Measurements
Gong H: 10 3/8 × Diam: 15 5/8 in. (26.3 × 39.62 cm); Wooden Base H: 3 15/16 × W: 10 5/16 × D: 11 1/4 in. (10 × 26.2 × 28.6 cm).
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  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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