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Three-case inro with design of the gods of wind and thunder

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Joka, with kao; Tsunenobu zu. Signature translation: Picture by Tsunenobu 常嘉    常信圖


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century


Overall: 8.5 x 5.7 x 2.2 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

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Plain straight-grained wood decorated in gold, aokin and colored hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with nashiji details; interiors plain wood