Scroll box

Scroll box: base with overlapping lid, two gilt-copper loop fittings; lacquered wood with decoration in gold and silver powder (maki-e) on lid, depicting decorated paper slips for writing poetry (tanzaku) tied to a sprig of pampas grass (susuki).

Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, early 17th century
Medium
Lacquered wood with gold and silver powder (maki-e, nashiji)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.5 x 5.6 x 29.7 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 11 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the bequest of Edith Ehrman
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1981.2a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Box

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), grass, Japan, maki-e, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), poems, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Scroll box: base with overlapping lid, two gilt-copper loop fittings; lacquered wood with decoration in gold and silver powder (maki-e) on lid, depicting decorated paper slips for writing poetry (tanzaku) tied to a sprig of pampas grass (susuki).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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