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Case (Inrō) with Design of Lute and Maple Leaves

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold (maki-e), colored and black lacquer, and gold leaf on lightly grooved wood; Fastener (ojime): glass; Toggle (netsuke): gold and colored lacquer on black lacquer with design of tobacco leaves in mother-of-pearl inlay
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.255
Not on view
Inscription: Made by Koma Yasutada (Koma Yasutada saku)
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: Two Decades of Collecting Japanese Art," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Drama of Eyes and Hands: Sharaku's Portraits of Kabuki Actors," September 20, 2007–March 24, 2008.

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