Buddhist altar (butsudan)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1615-1868
Lacquered wood
H x W x D: 184.3 x 112 x 65.4 cm (72 9/16 x 44 1/8 x 25 3/4 in)
Japan and China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Furniture and Furnishing


Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Hirase Roko. Catalogue of a Magnificient Collection of Antique Carvings and Things Buddhistic from Temples and Palaces of Japan and China. New York, February 5-7, 1903. lot 300 (as SI 3144).
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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