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Inro with a Water Buffalo Family by a Winding Stream
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Inro with a Water Buffalo Family by a Winding Stream


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard (oblong) gold lacquer three compartment inro. A design all around the inro with a water buffalo cow and calf standing on the shore near a winding stream on one side and a bull on the on the other side. Clouds at the top and the ground with grasses and flowers on the hilly shore. The design in "takamakie" in gold and brown lacquer with "togidashi" and "okibirame" and the background of the natural wooden core of the inro coated with a transparent lacquer. The interior is plain wood. The cord channels are external. Together with a carved wood netsuke in the shape of a peach with gold lacquer.
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
1st half 19th century (Edo)
Medium
lacquer, wood, ivory
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.442
Measurements
Inro H: 3 1/4 x W: 2 3/16 x D: 1 in. (8.2 x 5.5 x 2.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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