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Three-case inro with Idaten and demons

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Signed

Horimono Masayuki (Shozui); Maki-e Shigetsugu. Signature translation: (Metal) carving by Masayuki (Shozui); maki-e by Shigetsugu 彫物政隨  蒔絵重次

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.228a-b

Medium or Technique

Polished black lacquer ground; decoration in gold takamaki-e with shell and kirikane; details including Idaten's face and hands and the demons in gilt-copper, silver and shibuichi

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro