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Lacquer Box with Scenes of "Eight Views of Ômi"

Accession Number
1972/2.104

Title
Lacquer Box with Scenes of "Eight Views of Ômi"

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
18th century

Medium & Support
black and gold lacquer on wood

Dimensions
4 11/16 in. x 7 in. x 4 3/8 in. ( 11.91 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.11 cm )

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Label copy
Small boxes are often used for bringing back food from feasts or for picnic meals. The elegant gold painting on the outside is centered on the leisurely activities along the river. On the cover, there is a fisherman collecting his net. A continuous composition surrounds the four sides depicting a group of gentlemen sitting on the bank enjoying the scenery. A flock of geese is resting amid the reeds on a sandbar.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
box

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Birds
boxes (containers)
hills
trees

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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