Openwork wooden carving, element of Buddhist architecture

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 5626
Type: furniture; lacquers; carving
Date of production:
18th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials/Techniques: wood, lacquer, bronze, gilded
Dimensions: height: 60 cm
width: 167 cm
The rakans are also called the arhats, the sixteen ascetics who were present at the Buddha's entrance in Nirvana. Unsigned.