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Tray with Design of Butterfly

Ikeda Taishin (Japanese, 1825–1903)
Meiji period (1868–1912)
19th century
Silver, gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, kirikane, black lacquer
W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Taishin (on bottom)
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

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