Bronze top of pilgrim staff. Japan, 19th Century


Bronze top of pilgrim staff. Very elaborate-shaped pilgrim baton (shakujo) composed of one metallic rope-shaped frame on upper end, topped with stupa and lower part with four thin metallic rings on front which emit jiggling for averting a monk’s path. The pilgrim staff is also distinctive among certain Bodhisattva and Buddhist saints. This type of small size Shakujo is notably called Teshakujo (hand held shakujo).
During Buddhist ceremonies held in a room, the participants shake this instrument and sound liturgical chants.

Japan, 19th Century

Height: 13,5 cm (5-1/4 in.) - Length: 5,5 cm (2-1/8 in.) - Depth: 5,5 cm (2-1/8 in.)

Missing one ring

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014071097