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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1996.242.18.A-D
People
Traditionally attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦, Japanese (1558 - 1637)
Title
Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) with Design of Hares and Autumn Grasses
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
late Momoyama or early Edo period, late 16th to early 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Momoyama (1568-1615) to Edo (1615-1868) period
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/200510
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lacquer on wood with decoration in sabi urushi (thick lacquer paste) and gold utilizing the hiramaki-e (low-relief sprinkled design) technique and with appliqués of lead foil and raden (mother-of-pearl) inlays; stone and copper fittings
Dimensions
5.8 x 22 x 27.3 cm (2 5/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 3/4 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
1996.242.18.A-D
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, 12/03/2015 - 06/07/2016

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