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Altar Table

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Japan, unknown artist, Altar Table, 14th century, lacquered wood with metal fittings, The John Yeon Collection; Gift of Richard Louis Brown, public domain, 2003.53

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Title

Altar Table

Artist

Japan, unknown artist (Japanese)

Date

14th century

Medium

lacquered wood with metal fittings

Dimensions (H x W x D)

36 in x 32 x 12 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Furnishings

Object Type

table

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The John Yeon Collection; Gift of Richard Louis Brown

Accession Number

2003.53

Copyright

public domain

Terms

furnishings

lacquer

tables

wood

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

1st Floor

Schnitzer Family Gallery

Description

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.

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