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Box for Documents; View into a house/feathers
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Box for Documents; View into a house/feathers


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Description This document or stationery box, in which papers and scrolls were stored, is the mate to the adjacent writing box (67.75). The inlaid silver inscription is a fragment of Genji's poetic reply to the emperor woven across an image of a snow-covered veranda in the city of Kyoto. Genji wrote: The snows beneath the pines of Oshio Have never known such mighty company.
Exhibitions
  • The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
Credit Acquired before 1931

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Period
18th-19th century
Medium
wood, lacquer, silver, gold, and mother-of-pearl
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.161
Measurements
H: 5 x W: 15 7/8 x D: 12 5/8 in. (12.7 x 40.32 x 32.07 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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