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Case (Inrō) with Design of Sage Seated on Rocks beside a Tree, Exhaling His Spirit (obverse); His Spirit Walking on Air (reverse)

19th century
Lacquer, kinji, gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi, metal inlay; Interior: nashiji and fundame
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Kakosai, Akimori; signature add.: for the metal

Marking: Seal: plaque metal
Stephen Whitney Phoenix , New York (until d. 1881; bequethed to MMA)
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