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竹林七賢蒔絵印籠 銘「桃葉」
Inrō with the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Artist:
Tōyō (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
second half of the 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Three cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold foil cutouts on black lacquer ground Netsuke: box with flowers; lacquered wood with hiramaki-e Ojime: coral bead
Dimensions:
2 3/8 x 2 5/16 x 15/16 in. (6 x 5.8 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.64
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 223
Signature: Toyo; sign add.: Saku

Inscription: at the age of 62 years

Marking: Seal: red Kakihan
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human and Not-So-Human Figure in Japanese Art," 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection," June 13, 2017–February 4, 2018.

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