Classification: Lacquer

2 objects

Inkstone box, with scene from The Tale of Genji, Chapter 10

This lacquer box depicts in gold and silver maki-e a solitary noble person’s carriage in a deserted autumn field. The interior of the lid and base continue the theme of solitude associated with autumn, with a scene of pine trees along a shoreline with a silver crescent moon above. The box contains an inkstone and …