Boxes for the Shell-Matching Game with Scenes from [The Tale of Genji]

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Boxes for the Shell-Matching Game with Scenes from [The Tale of Genji]

lacquer work / Edo

Edo period, 17th century

径32.0 高34.8

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Boxes like these held painted seashells for a shell-matching game. They were important in the wedding rituals of feudal lords, as shells with two hinged parts symbolized fidelity."

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