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Case (Inrō) in the Shape of Wood Seal with Decoration of Pheonix and Paulownia Tree

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer with red, black green, brown, and white painted lacquer on gray ground Ojime: kingfisher on lotus stem; wood, stained ivory and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: yamabushi and wood gatherers
Dimensions:
3 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (7.9 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.761
58672

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