Basin for Bathing a Statue of the Infant Buddha

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Basin for Bathing a Statue of the Infant Buddha

metalwork / Heian

Heian period, 12th century

Gilt forged bronze

1口

Important Cultural Property

In an annual ritual, a statue of the infant buddha Shaka was placed in this basin and herbal tea was poured over it—a reference to the auspicious rains that fell when the buddha Shaka was born.

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