Citation"Stylized Fan-Shaped Pendant (Keman) with Decoration of Birds and Flowers, from a set housed at the temple Jōgon-in, Shiga Prefecture
, 1959.140,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Sep 28, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/202903.
Reuse via IIIF
The gilt bronze pendant is round in shape and lies flat. It is dark yellow in color and has dark spots from wear. It has a thin frame around the edges and the top-center has a detailed half-moon shaped piece of bronze. At the center is a long, thin bronze bow that reaches the bottom of the pendant. On each side of the bow strings is a perched bronze bird that faces towards the center. Each bird has a long tail and their outer wings are outstretched. The background of the pendant is detailed with a large, floral pattern with small swirls in between each blossom. The flowers and the lines are cut-out negative space around them.