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Case (Inrō) with a Fox from the Kyōgen Play The Fox Hunter (Tsurigitsune); Hunter behind Haystacks from the Kyōgen Play "Hakuzōsu" (reverse)

Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Gold and silver maki-e with colored lacquer on black lacquer Ojime: gilded metal with fox-monk Netuske: Lacquer oval box with diamond floral design (signed Kiyoharu)
Dimensions: 3 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/8 in. (9.4 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.252

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