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Case (Inrō) with Design of Cranes Standing Beneath a Gnarled Pine Tree and Netsuke Depicting Yoshitsune and Benkei

Artist:
Hogen Kosen
Artist:
Hakusai
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer, roiro, gold, silver, black, brown and red hiramakie; Interior: gyobu and fundame
Dimensions:
3 1/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. (7.7 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.790
Not on view
Benkei, a warrior monk, posted himself at the foot of the Gojō bridge in Kyoto, where he disarmed every passing swordsman. On his thousandth duel he was defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune.
Signature: Kajikawa; Signature add: Utsusu Kore

Inscription: Hogen Kosen ga

Marking: Seal: gold seal, Ei
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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