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鳥かご
Birdcage

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Black lacquer ground with gold and silver maki-e, dyed wood, and silk netting
Dimensions:
Diam. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.2.39
Not on view
The cranes, wheels, and flowing poem scripts decorating this birdcage refer to both Wakanoura, an inlet on the Kii Peninsula revered as the “bay of poetry,” and to several famous compositions that celebrate this scenic place.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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