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Case (Inrō) with Design of Dragonfly (obverse); Praying Mantis (reverse)

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold (maki-e) and colored lacquer on black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): metal with design of dragon blossoms; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a gourd and cicada

Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.902
Not on view
Signature: Soshian

Marking: Seal: Eigetsu ?
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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