Nanban Missal Stand

Nanban Missal Stand

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Japan, Momoyama-Edo Period

Late 16th - early 17th century

Wood, black lacquer (urushi), gold powder (maki-e), mother-of-pearl (raden)

The arrival of the Portuguese in Japan in 1543 had great repercussions for the Japanese society at the time and for the Portuguese missionarying in the East. From this contact resulted a large artistic heritage still extant in the collections of several Portuguese churches and in many national and internation See more


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