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原羊遊斎作・酒井抱一下絵 南天に雀印籠
Inrō with Sparrows in Snow-covered Nandina

Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)
After a design by Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 19th century
Lacquer with gold and silver makie, coral, and applied stained ivory
Ojime: bead with stylized medallions; green stone with gold makie lacquer
Netsuke: round box with iris design
Overall (inro): H. 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed: Yōyūsai

Inscription: Hōitsu hitsu
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.

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