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Writing Box with Design of a Cherry Tree and Waterfall

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold and silver maki-e on black lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.835a–i
Not on view
This scene of a cherry tree in full bloom bending over a mountain stream is one that invariably recalls the long-celebrated beauty of the mountains of Yoshino, south of Nara in springtime
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kodai-ji Lacquer," 1995.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sense of Place: Landscape in Japanese Art," May 8, 2002–September 8, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human Figure in Japanese Art," 2007–2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ukiyo-e Artists' Responses to Romantic Legends of Two Brothers: Narihira and Yukihira," March 27, 2008–June 8, 2008.

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