Oratory Namban

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Japan
AD 16th century ~ AD 17th century
  • Type
    Decorative Art
  • Materials
    Black lacquered wood (urushi), golden lacquer (maki-e), mother-of-pearl (raden), golden leafed copper (fittings), pigments on wood (paint)
  • Measurements
    Width 5,1 cm Height 37,5 cm Length 29,2 cm
  • Creator name
    Unknown
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    Japan
  • Time period
    AD 16th century ~ AD 17th century
  • Creation date
    16th Century - 17th Century; Momoyama (1573-1615)/Edo period (1615-1868), late 16th-early 17th
  • Function
    Among namban liturgical furniture, oratories are the second most representative group after missal stands. These small retables were designed to hold in the interior a sculpture of a saint or a painting.
  • Acquisition
    Acquired in 2004 from an Antique dealer
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