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千字文蒔絵印籠
Inrō with the “Ten Thousand Classic Characters” (Senjimon)

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Four cases; lacquered wood and paper with gold togidashimaki-e on black ground Netsuke: manjū type, ivory; with the “Fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō” and checkpoint towns Ojime: amber bead
Dimensions:
2 5/8 x 2 3/16 x 7/8 in. (6.7 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.261
Not on view
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
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