Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Case (Inrō) with Design of "Nonomiya" (Shrine in the Fields), from The Tale of Genji, chapter 10 (obverse); Seven Autumn Flowers Growing beside a Torii and Fence, based on "Sakaki," a Chapter from The Tale of Genji (reverse)

Edo period (1615–1868)
19th century
Sprinkled gold lacquer with inlaid mother-of-pearl, pewter,raden; Interior: nashiji and fundame
3 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 15/16 in. (8.3 x 5.4 x 2.4 cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Koma Kansai (d. 1835); Signature add: inside lid
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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