Case (Inrō) with Fox Wedding Procession, In the style of Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891), Colored lacquer and gold maki-e on wood

Netsuke: ivory in form of fox reclining on large leaf; Ojima: gold bead; connecting cord, dark green silk Inro with netsuke and ojime, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Fox Wedding Procession

Artist:
In the style of Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Colored lacquer and gold maki-e on wood

Netsuke: ivory in form of fox reclining on large leaf; Ojima: gold bead; connecting cord, dark green silk Inro with netsuke and ojime
Dimensions:
3 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in. (7.7 x 5.4 x 2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.53
Not on view
Signature: Zeshin; Signature add: incised
[ Roland Koscherak , New York, until 1957; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Kyūbi no Kitsune: Legends of the Nine-Tailed Fox," 1994.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.