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Case (Inrō) with Design of Ōni (Demon) Standing Behind Cloak of Arhat (obverse); Fly Whisk (Hossu) beneath Pine Tree (reverse)

Artist:
Tokoku
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Wood ebony, carved relief with inlay of ivory, metal and malachite; Interior: plain; Netsuke: Jurojin on crane; Ojime: Child climbing rope
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm); D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number:
38.25.132
Not on view
Signature: Tokoku; Signature add: incised

Marking: Seal: plaque green
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human and Not-So-Human Figure in Japanese Art," 1996.

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