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Box for writing paper (ryoshibako) with palmetto design

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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of John LaFarge, purchased by Okakura Kakuzô at auction at American Art Galleries, New York, 1908.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Japanese, Edo period, 17th to 18th century

Dimensions

11.2 x 23.8 x 28.5 cm (4 7/16 x 9 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

08.170a-b

Medium or Technique

Paulownia wood with lacquer and inlaid decoration; shell (Pinctada maxima), ceramic, suzu, gold

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works