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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1996.242.49.A-V
Title
Incense-Game Set (Kōdōgubako) in the Form of a Birdcage with Flying Cuckoo Design
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Kōdōgubako (Jūshu Kōbako)
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
Muromachi and Edo period, 16th and 18th centuries
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195636
Location
Level 2, Room 2600, East Asian Art, East Asian Painting and Decorative Arts
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lacquer on wood with decoration in gold and silver utilizing the hiramaki-e (low-relief sprinkled design), takamaki-e (high-relief sprinkled design), and nashiji ("pear-skinned" ground) techniques, and with silver and raden (mother-of-pearl) inlays; metal fittings
Dimensions
22.3 x 25.4 x 19.5 cm (8 3/4 x 10 x 7 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes; Gift of Elaine Ehrenkranz
Accession Year
1996
Object Number
1996.242.49.A-V
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Symbol and Substance: The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/29/1998 - 01/03/1999; Bruce Museum, Greenwich, 12/10/2000 - 02/18/2001

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/04/2015 - 11/29/2015; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/29/2021 - 07/17/2022

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