"Portable Buddhist Shrine with Two Removable Standing Bodhisattvas, a Lotus Base for a Seated Buddha Image (now missing), a Repoussé Panel Depicting the Buddha Amitabha (Amit'abul), and Repoussé Panels on the Doors Representing Guardian Figures
, 1943.53.71,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 29, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/303531.
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The gilt bronze box is square in shape and is shown to face forward. There are two doors on the left and right side of the box and are wide open. There is a small handle standing up on the top of the box. Each door has an image of a standing person in swirling robes. These two people are bent backwards and looking outward from the center and down. Inside of the box is a small, round object. Above the object is an image of a man sitting cross-legged on a pedestal in robes. He has his right hand raised. He is encircled by eight smaller people in robes. There are circles around every person’s head and round clouds framing them at the top and bottom.