Lacquer Box with Scenes of "Eight Views of Ômi"Artist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date18th centuryMedium & Supportblack and gold lacquer on woodDimensions
4 11/16 in. x 7 in. x 4 3/8 in. ( 11.91 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.11 cm )Credit LineTransfer from the College of Architecture and DesignLabel 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 TypeboxCollection AreaAsianRights
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