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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1996.242.42.A-E
Title
Mirror Box (Kagamibako) and Tiered Incense Container (Jūkōgō) with Flowering Clematis Design
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Kagamibako, Jūkōgō
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
Mid Edo period, early 18th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196934
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lacquer on wood with decoration in gold utilizing the hiramaki-e (low-relief sprinkled design), takamaki-e (high-relief sprinkled design), nashiji ("pear-skinned" ground), e-nashiji (pictorial "pear-skinned" ground), and harigaki (linear incising) techniques
Dimensions
6.4 x 14.6 cm (2 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: The mirror box is inscribed on its inner surface with a poem celebrating the samurai spirit.
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
1996.242.42.A-E
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

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