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Inrō

Mochizuki Hanzan

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Inrō
  • Creator: Mochizuki Hanzan
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
  • Type: Inrō
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44866
  • Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e) on lacquer with ceramic, lead, and mother-of-pearl inlays; ceramic seal on base; Fastener (ojime): alloy of silver and copper with design of mice in rice cakes; Toggle (netsuke): lacquer with design of lotus leaf and caterpillar in lead and ivory inlays
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
  • Culture: Japan

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