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翁三番叟蒔絵印籠
Inrō with Okina and Sanbasō Dancers

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
first half of the 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Four cases; lacquered wood with gold, silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on black and nashiji lacquer ground; Netsuke: ivory; box with musical instruments; Ojime: metal bead
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.15
Not on view
Okina's stately dance and Sambasō's lively movement are two of the three performances found in the Noh play Okina, which was often presented at New Year's and on other auspicious occasions.
Signature: Sign: Kajikawa; sign add: Saku

Marking: Seals: red tsubo, ei
Palm Beach. Society of the Four Arts. "Treasured Costumes of Japan," January 3, 1970–January 31, 1970.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: Two Decades of Collecting Japanese Art," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Drama of Eyes and Hands: Sharaku's Portraits of Kabuki Actors," September 20, 2007–March 24, 2008.

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