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Case (Inrō) with Painting of Courtesan at Night (obverse); House Gate (reverse)

Artist:
Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Roiro (waxen) lacquer with sprinkled hiramkie lacquer and togidashi sprinkled and polished lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: silver shibuichi lacquer bead decorated with design of castle grounds; Netsuke: carved wooden sleeping goose
Dimensions:
2 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 15/16 in. (6.8 x 5.3 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.250
Not on view
Signature: Zeshin, Signature add: incised
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Noh Robes," 1993.

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