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Case (Inrō) in the Shape of an Ink Stick with Design of God of Longevity (Jurōjin), Reading beneath a Star Constellation (obverse);Twelve-Character Inscription (reverse)

Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Roiro (waxen) lacquer with black hiramakie sprinkled and polished lacquer and takamakie sprinkled and polished lacquer relief; Interior: roiro; Netsuke: lacquer in shape of a worn ink stick; Ojime: black lacquer bead
Dimensions: 2 5/16 x 1 1/2 x 11/16 in. (5.9 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.253

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