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中山胡民作 伊勢物語硯箱
Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Episodes from the Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

Artist:
Nakayama Komin (Japanese, 1808–1870)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold maki-e with inlaid silver on lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.879a–n
Not on view
Inside the lid of this box, a portable Buddhist monk's shrine set amid maple leaves and ivy and, inside on the bottom, designs of waves and waterfowl refer to the "Ivy Lane" and "Sumidagawa" episodes from Chapter 9 of Tales of Ise.
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