Tiered Stand with Designs Alluding to [The Tale of Genji]

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Tiered Stand with Designs Alluding to [The Tale of Genji]

lacquer work / Edo

Attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu (1558–1637)

Edo period, 17th century

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Important Cultural Property

This stand is decorated with patterns alluding to chapters from the classical novel, [The Tale of Genji]. Thick pieces of seashell and tin give this stand a distinctive look."

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