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Case (Inrō) with Design of Yamato Date Disguised as a Woman

Artist:
Bairin (lacquerwork)
Artist:
Naomasa (metalwork)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1751
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold lacquer decorated with sprinkled hiramakie lacquer and metal inlay; Ojime: red coral bead; Netsuke: ivory button carved with figure of a Noh actor
Dimensions:
3 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 13/16 in. (8.3 x 5.7 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.874a, b
Not on view
Signature: Bairin/Naomasa; sign add.: for the metal

Inscription: Horeki (1751), 1st year, 8th month

Marking: Seal: Kakihan, plaque metal
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.

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