Namban Oratory Namban Oratory

unknown author

Museu do Oriente

Museu do Oriente
Lisboa, Portugal

Oratory decorated with dense golden lacquer foliage and inlaid with mother of pearl. Inside, there is an oil painting on wood depicting St. Joseph with Jesus child on his lap. This oratory reveals an artistic and cultural syncretism


  • Title: Namban Oratory Namban Oratory
  • Creator: unknown author
  • Date Created: Momoyama/Edo period, late 16th century-early 17th century
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 37,5 x 29,2 x 5,1 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Saint Joseph, Jesus Child
  • Type: furniture
  • External Link: http://www.museudooriente.pt/
  • Medium: lacquered Wood (urushi), gilt lacquer, mother-of- pearl and golden copper (fittings), pigments on wood (painting)
  • Photographer: Hugo Maertens, BNP Paribas / Fundação Oriente - Museu do Oriente

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