Japan, unknown artist, Altar Table, 14th century, lacquered wood with metal fittings, Gift of Richard Louis Brown on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Museum, no known copyright restrictions, 2003.53
This work is not currently on view.
lacquered wood with metal fittings
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
36 in x 32 x 12 in
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Richard Louis Brown on the occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Museum
- Accession Number
no known copyright restrictions
This rare example of Japanese temple furniture is designed in an “open-panel box” form inspired by Chinese precedents dating to the Tang dynasty (618-907). The delicacy of the cusped decorative apron under the top and the elegant elongation of the slender legs are, however, uniquely Japanese.