Case (Inrō) with Lotus and Crab (obverse); Lotus and Tadpole (reverse)
Meiji period (1868–1912)
late 19th century
Case: powdered gold (maki-e), lead foil, and carved metal on black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): metal with design of tadpoles in a stream; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a lotus leaf and turtle
H. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Textiles," 1991.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.
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