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Case (Inrō) with Lotus and Crab (obverse); Lotus and Tadpole (reverse)

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: late 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e), lead foil, and carved metal on black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): metal with design of tadpoles in a stream; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a lotus leaf and turtle
Dimensions: H. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.708

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