Case (Inrō) with Design of Nonomiya (Shrine in the Fields), from The Tale of Genji, chapter 10

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: early 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Gold maki-e with black lacquer Ojime: bronze with openwork and inlay of water birds on stream Netsuke: carved red lacquer
Dimensions: H. 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm); W. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.209

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