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Inrō Imitating an Old Chinese Ink Cake

Period: Edo period (1615–1868
Date: 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Two-part (sheath-type); lacquered wood, metal, leather, with black and brown togidashimaki-e, takamaki-e on black ground Netsuke: manjū type with maki-e Daruma Ojime: ceramic bead with incense and ash design
Dimensions: 3 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 11/16 in. (7.7 x 5.3 x 1.7 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.226

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