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Case (Inrō) with Design of God of Longevity (Jurōjin) Seated beside His Stag (obverse) Hotei (Putai) Asleep (reverse)

Artist:
Yasumasa Ekisei
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold lacquer with gold, silver, and brown hiramakie sprinkled and polished lacquer, takamakie sprinkled and polished lacquer relief, and ivory, abalone, and mother-of-pearl inlay; Interior: nashiji, fundame and decoration; Netsuke: ebony man crouching beneath a load of coral; Ojime: wood and metal two-faced head of a demon
Dimensions:
3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. (10 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1940
Accession Number:
40.56.6a–c
Not on view
Signature: Yasumasa Ekisei, Shibayama style

Marking: Seal: plaque raden
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