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Inrō with One Hundred Horses

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: mid-18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, black lacquer, gold and silver foil application, and mother-of-pearl inlay on red ground Netsuke: seated Baku (mythical animal); ivory Ojime: bead of various alloyed metals
Dimensions: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm); D. 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number: 81.1.299

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