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Covered Box for Volumes

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e on black ground
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.174.1d, e
Not on view
The lacquer storage box is decorated with a maki-e (“sprinkled picture”) design of a bamboo grove, two birds, and the crest of the Tokugawa family.
[ Yamanaka & Co. , Kyoto and New York, until 1921; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Storytelling in Japanese Art," November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012.

Detroit Institute of Arts. "Samurai: Beyond the Sword," March 9, 2014–June 1, 2014.

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

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