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Case (Inrō) with a Fox from the Kyōgen Play The Fox Hunter (Tsurigitsune); Hunter behind Haystacks from the Kyōgen Play "Hakuzōsu" (reverse)

Artist:
Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold and silver maki-e with colored lacquer on black lacquer Ojime: gilded metal with fox-monk Netuske: Lacquer oval box with diamond floral design (signed Kiyoharu)
Dimensions:
3 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/8 in. (9.4 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.252
Not on view
Signature: Zeshin; Signature add: incised
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
Ithaca. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. "The Arts and Crafts of the Meiji Period," April 16, 1980–June 29, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kyūbi no Kitsune: Legends of the Nine-Tailed Fox," 1994.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," July 2, 2005–November 29, 2005.

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