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ID: 700001984Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Reisaltaar (portable altar; Unknown Japanese; 1800/1900; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-MAK-701; RM001.collect.1596)
Note: At the centre of this tiny shrine is a figure of the Buddhist divinity Bishamon, one of the gods of luck. He is accompanied by his assistants, Kichij├┤ten and Zennishi, whose likenesses are painted on the inside of the doors. Besides being a god of luck, Bishamon is one of the guardians of the four winds, the protectors of the Buddhist faith. Each guardian protects one of the four winds. Bishamon is the guardian of the north. In Sanskrit, the language of Buddhism, his name is Vaishravana, and in Japan he is also known as Tamonten. The shrine was made in Japan during the nineteenth century.
Reisaltaar (preferred,C,U,D,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Shrine with Bishamon (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
portable altar [300298764] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Components (hierarchy name), components (objects parts), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <architectural elements by building type>, religious building fixtures, <altars and altar components>, altars)

sculpture (preferred)
Japanese art

Creation Date: 1800/1900

Creator Display:
Unknown Japanese [preferred,VP]
anoniem [,VP]
unknown Japanese (Japanese cultural designation) [500125252]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-MAK-701; RM001.collect.1596
Other: Creation: Nihon [1000120] Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: wood and lacquer
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
lacquer (coating) [300014916]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by composition or origin>)

Dimensions: 12.3 x 11.2 x 3.6 cm
Japanese (preferred)
Edo (Japanese)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
Bishamon [1000424]
.....((Buddhist characters, Buddhist iconography, Religion and Mythology)) (ICON)
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate

Provenance: bruikleen 1972
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Reisaltaar........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Shrine with Bishamon........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-);accessed 14 September 2012
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