Medicine case (inro)

Artist: Ogawa Ritsuo (1663-1747)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Lacquer on wood
H x W x D: 7.9 x 6.1 x 1.7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer

Medicine case (inro)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, lettering, medicine, qilin, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Victor Frederic Weber. Ko-ji ho-ten. 2 vols., Paris. vol. 1: pp. 422-425.
  • Alexander G. Mosle, Henri L. Joly. Japanese Works of Art: Armour, Weapons, Sword-fittings, Lacquer, Pictures, Textiles, Color-prints selected from the Mosle Collection. 2 vols. Leipzig. cat. 1710, vol. 2: p. 45.
  • Alexander G. Mosle. The Mosle Collection: Descriptive Catalogue... Leipzig. cat. 1710, pl. CXI.
  • The Harvard-Yenching Institute. Chou i yin te [A Concordance to Yi ching]. Sinological Index Series, suppl. no. 10 Peiping. pp. 30-31.
  • Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 49, p. 82.
  • The Sacred Books of China: Part II: The Yi King., 2nd ed. Oxford. pp. 167-170.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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