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Inrō

Koma Kōryū

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Inrō
  • Creator: Koma Kōryū
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 3 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (7.6 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm)
  • Type: Inrō
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/45575
  • Medium: Roiro (waxen) lacquer with decoration in togidashi sprinkled and polished lacquer and nashiji (pear-skin) lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: metal (zogan) inlay with spider; Netsuke: carved wood with stone inlay of snail on broken roof tile
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
  • Culture: Japan

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