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Case (Inrō) with Design of Lotus (obverse); Lotus and Bird (reverse)

Shibata Zeshin
(Japanese, 1807–1891)

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Black lacquer with wood, shell, and glass inlays; Fastener (ojime): metal; Toggle (netsuke): carved ivory in the shape of a demon
Dimensions: H. 3 1/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number: 38.25.148

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