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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Asian
Ceremonial Artifacts ➔ Torii

Identifier:
177402
Description:
Miniature brass Torii with hammers (2) and bell. The Torii is the gateway that signals the transition from the profane to the sacred and is located at the entrance into Japanese Shinto shrines.

Made for export. Identified by Bennet Bronson, Professor of History, University of Illinois Chicago, IL; tel: 312.665.7832. 

From 1919-1940 Dr. Huizenga placed many items on 'permanent deposit; these were converted to a gift by daughter Ann mid-1970s.
Materials:
Brass
Dimensions:
7" h 6" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Dr. Lee S. Huizenga
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Virtual World Cultures Scavenger Hunt (August 2020)
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Maker/Donor
Huizenga, Dr. Lee S.
Related Place
Japan