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Inrō with Birds, Plum, Chrysanthemum, and Loquat

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl, coral, and stained ivory inlay in Shibayama style Netsuke: thunder god playing samisen; carved ivory Ojime: cylinder with asters in openwork
Dimensions: 3 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (9.4 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Bequest of Edward G. Kennedy, 1932
Accession Number: 33.40.85

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