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古墨形印籠 (文章司命)
Inrō with Chinese Scholars and Characters

Artist:
based on design by Kitajima Setsuzan (1636–1697)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
early to mid-18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Three cases; lacquered wood with black and brown takamaki-e, togidashimaki-e Netsuke: manjū type, ivory; writing implements and books Ojime: malachite bead
Dimensions:
3 9/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/8 in. (9.1 x 4.3 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.903
Not on view
Signature: Signed: Kanō Jukkyoku [active ca. early to mid-18th century, a pupil of Ogawa Haritsu]
Netsuke: (signed: Ryūsen)

Inscription: Tsuchinoe-Uma, intercalary month

Marking: Seal: Kakihan
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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