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Box for Inkstone and Writing Implements (suzuri bako)
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Box for Inkstone and Writing Implements (suzuri bako)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The box is decorated in gold lacquer to depict stylized waves. The character "nezame" written inside the lid suggests a literary reference for the waves-to a 12th-century love story, "Awake at Night" ("Yoru no Nezame").
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Nezame; [Translation] Awake at Night
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 19th century (Edo)
Medium
black and gold lacquer, gold
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.190
Measurements
8 1/2 x 9 5/16 in. (21.6 x 23.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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