jade pendent with zoomorphic design, with abstract representation of animal form, possibly a bird. Notchs on the edge and worn relief carvings on the surface indicate that the pendant was probably recarved from a broken jade object from an earlier era.
Metal lion with flowing mane and tail. Gold inlaid spits decorate his body and color his eyes. The lion's head is thrown impossibly backwards, allowing a view of the head as if from above. The golden eyes look upwards.
Fan shaped obidome (obi brooch), inscribed bodai no tame
Metal brooch in the shape of a fan with incised and inlaid decor, including floral designs. "Bodai no tame" is inscribed along with the artist's signature, Taniguchi Haruki, and indecipherable characters.
A tiny tear-drop-shaped metal (copper?) pendant, edged with beading, serving as support for a minature seated image of a Dhyani Buddha, made of inlaid semi-precious stones and copper wire. This may have originally been part of a necklace or tiara, or part of a brooch for a high-ranking monk's ritual costume.
Object Creation Date
19th century - early 20th century
Medium and Support
copper? set with mountain coral, turquoise, and lapis lazuli
A square, leather purse with tassels hanging off the bottom. A triangle is sewed onto the top of the bag. The leather of the purse is brown, but is also decorated with purple, yellow, and green stripes.