Buddhist Keman , Japan

Gilded bronze
Meiji Period
11.75″ (29.2 cm) high, 6 1/8″ (15.5 cm) wide

Keman were hung from temple beams as decoration in front of the enshrined Buddha statue. Peonies and the traditional knotted rope adorn this piece. There are some small areas of green encrustation on the hanging pendants and a few of the wires have recently been replaced.


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