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江戸時代 楼閣山水堆朱香合
Box with Landscape and Scroll Pattern

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); L. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number:
38.25.101a, b
Not on view
The technique of carving lacquer was brought to Japan from China in the fourteenth century. Originally found primarily in temples, particularly those affiliated with the Zen (Chinese: Chan)tradition, utensils made using this laborious technique become popular as secular household goods during the Edo period.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Immortals and Sages: Fusuma Paintings from Ryoan-Ji and the Lore of China in Japanese Art," 1993.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century," October 25, 2014–August 9, 2015.

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