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Inro

Description

Inro or medicine case of gold-powdered lacquer, with four compartments, depicting a gold crane and two buckets with straw mats, with an ivory netsuke in the form of a seated dog: Japan, by Koma Kansai, 18th century

Museum reference

A.1930.297

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Inro

Production information

Koma Kansai, 1767 - 1835
Japan, East Asia

Date

18th century

Materials

Wood, Lacquer, Ivory

Associations

Gilbertson Collection

Exhibitions

  • Looking East: The Lady Ivy Wu Gallery (29 Jul 2011 - 08 Jun 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

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