Four-case inro – The poetess Murasaki Shikibu writing the Genji Monogatari

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Inlaid four-case lacquer inro. Decorated with hiramakie and takamakie techniques with gold, silver.

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Inlaid four-case lacquer inro. Decorated with hiramakie and takamakie techniques with gold, silver.

One side with the poetess Murasaki Shikibu in shibuichi, shakudo, gold, silver and copper takazogan. She is sitting on the terrace of the Ishiyama Dera temple handling a tanzaku. She is writing the Genji Monogatari. The reverse decorated with the Biwa Lake, and mountains in the background.

Period
Late Edo
Height
9 cm
Signed
Kajikawa Saku

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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