Case (Inrō) with Design of Yamato Date Disguised as a Woman

Artist: Bairin (lacquerwork)
Artist: Naomasa (metalwork)
Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 1751
Culture: Japan
Medium: Gold lacquer decorated with sprinkled hiramakie lacquer and metal inlay; Ojime: red coral bead; Netsuke: ivory button carved with figure of a Noh actor
Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 13/16 in. (8.3 x 5.7 x 2.1 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.874a, b

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