black lacquer table; scalloped cutouts on sides between base and rim; curved, scrolling, upturned feet

Black altar table, 15th-16th century

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Low tables like this one would have been placed in front of the central image in a Buddhist temple. Implements such as an incense burner, bowls, candle stands, and offerings of flowers would be arrayed across its surface.

Details
Title
Black altar table
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.418
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 796
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black lacquer table; scalloped cutouts on sides between base and rim; curved, scrolling, upturned feet