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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