H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Not on view
Beautifully bound works of literature decorate the top of this box. The two closed books bearing titles are the poetry anthology Zoku gosenshū and "The Autumn Excursion", Chapter 7 of the Tale of Genji; the partially open book quotes from a poetry contest. The illustration in the fully open book shows a scene from "Channel Buoys", chapter 14 of The Tale of Genji.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Signature: Koami Inaba tsukuru (made by Koami Inaba)
Benjamin Altman , New York (until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Blossoms of Many Colors: A Selection from the Permanent Collection of Japanese Art," March 21, 2000–August 9, 2000.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Beautiful Country: Yamato-e in Japanese Art," November 20, 2010–June 5, 2011.
Artist:Date: first half of the 17th century Accession Number: 2015.300.293 Date:first half of the 17th centuryMedium:Lacquered wood with gold, silver hiramaki-eAccession:2015.300.293On view in:Not on view
Artist:Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795) Date:right screen: 1774; left screen: 1793Medium:Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color and gold on paperAccession:2015.300.197.1, .2On view in:Gallery 226