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梟鴉蒔絵印籠
Inrō with Owl and Crows in Tree

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and e-nashiji Netsuke: seal-shaped with sheaf of rice around peony with pecking bird; ivory Ojime: woven ball; caved and pierced bone
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.804
Not on view
Signature: Signed: design by Shiomi Masanari, 75 years old; Sealed: Masanari
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.

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