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七夕蒔絵印籠|Inrō with Tanabata Story of the Weaver and the Herdboy

Nomura Kyūkoku

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, United States

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  • Title: 七夕蒔絵印籠|Inrō with Tanabata Story of the Weaver and the Herdboy
  • Creator: Nomura Kyūkoku
  • Date Created: active first half of the19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall (inro): H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2 cm) Overall (netsuke): H. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); Diam. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Overall (ojime): H. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm); W. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
  • Type: Inrō
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/58628
  • Medium: Three cases; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and ivory inlay on mother-of-pearl ground; Netsuke: carved ivory; flowers and grasses with silver butterflies; Ojime: silver and gold quail in autumn grasses
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
  • Culture: Japan

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