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Antique Japanese Gilt Copper Buddhist Keman
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Antique Japanese Gilt Copper Buddhist Keman

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1249005
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Beautiful Japanese Edo Period gilt copper Keman with lotuses. This keman once hung from beams above the altar of a Japanese Buddhist temple. Traditionally, keman are decorated with floral designs originally derived from the use of flower garlands in temples in India. This keman has rare and very old blue glass beads and is remarkably intact. Edo Period (late 1800's). It is tastefully suspended in a glass frame. Size of keman: 23" high x 12" wide. Size of frame: 30 1/2" high x 23 1/4" wide