Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Writing Box with Design of the Sumiyoshi Shrine

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold and silver maki-e on black lacquer
Dimensions:
Case ab: H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); D. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Box ef: H. 11 13/16 in. (30 cm); W. 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm); D. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harleigh G. Wathen, 1968
Accession Number:
68.4.5a–g
Not on view
Signature: Hōka (under suzuri)
On box cover, not translated.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.

Related Objects

Stacked Food Box (Jūbako) with Taro Plants and Chrysanthemums

Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Date: mid-19th century Medium: Lacquered wood, gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and colored togidashimaki-e Accession: 2015.300.289a–g On view in:Not on view

Writing Box (Suzuribako) with “Dream in Naniwa” Design

Date: 18th century Medium: Lacquered wood with gold, silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and silver inlay Accession: 2015.300.286a–h On view in:Not on view

Wine Ewer with Design of Chrysanthemums and Paulownia Crests in Alternating Fields

Date: ca. 1596 Medium: Lacquered wood with sprinkled gold (makie) decoration in Kōdaiji style Accession: 1980.6 On view in:Not on view

Writing box (Suzuribako) with Ginkgo Leaves

Artist: Murose Kazumi (Japanese, born 1950) Date: 2015 Medium: Lacquered wood with gold and silver togidashimaki-e, hiramaki-e and mother-of-pearl inlay Accession: 2016.573a, b On view in:Gallery 231

Basketwork Box with Peonies on Inset

Date: second half of the 19th century Medium: Bamboo, rattan, lacquer, and gold Accession: 91.1.733 On view in:Gallery 223