Four cases; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and cut-out gold foil application on black ground
Netsuke: dog; ivory
Ojime: antler bead
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Not on view
The mutual fascination with which the Japanese and Europeans regarded each other after their initial contacts in the late sixteenth century was expressed in part by Japanese art objects that incorporated images of Westerners as part of the ornamentation. This inro, which was worn suspended from the waist and used to hold medicines and other small items, is decorated with the images of three Portuguese men, dressed in their distinctive pantaloons and jackets with large, ruffled collars.
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. "Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods: Jesuits and the Exchange between Portugal and Japan in the Age of Exploration," February 16, 2013–June 2, 2013.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection," February 1, 2014–September 7, 2014.
Artist: Design by Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792)Date: late 18th–early 19th centuryMedium: Five cases; lacquered wood with gold, silver, black, and red togidashimaki-e on black lacquer ground
Netsuke: ivory; Nō mask
Ojime: lacquer bead
Accession: 36.100.240On view in:Not on view
Artist: Koma Kyūhaku V (Japanese, died 1794)Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold, black, red lacquer takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, tgidashimaki-e on red lacquer ground; Netsuke: carved ivory; beans; Ojime: metal bead with insects
Accession: 13.67.26On view in:Not on view