Writing Box with a [Bugaku] Performer

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Writing Box with a [Bugaku] Performer

lacquer work / Edo

Attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu (1558–1637)

Edo period, 17th century

Lacquered wood with [maki-e] decoration

縦 22.8 横 21.7 高 5.0

1合

Important Cultural Property

The lid shows a scene from a courtly dance, with a performer and a round drum. Striking close-ups and bold use of materials were trademarks of the artist Hon'ami Kōetsu."

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