This molded resin portable Buddhist shrine is signed with a chop mark on the bottom. This is made of carved red lacquer or resin with a design of many Buddhists or monks, several in each of the three panels. From a website about carved lacquer: "Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It is an amazing material that hardens when exposed to oxygen and becomes a natural plastic that is resistant to water and can withstand heat and certain acids." The cylindrical triptych form has hinged folding panels that function like doors, each portraying Buddha in several manifestations; surrounded by devotees. When closed, exterior shows impressed lotus flowers and poetic idioms in Chinese. The piece has Phillips head screws, which dates the piece to no older than the 1930s, and we date this piece to the second half of the 20th Century.
Measures about 6-1/2" tall by 3" across when closed. When open is closer to 7-1/4" across. Is about 3" deep. Weighs 1.2 pounds. In good vintage condition.
Wonderful treasure for your home altar.
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