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Asian Art

Inrö with an Arabesque (Karakusa) Motif

18th–19th century

Inro: cherry lacquer ground on wood with inlay of gold and silver wire, interior with decoration in nashiji and fundame; netsuke: agate; ojime: stone

3 1/2 × 2 in. (8.9 × 5.1 cm)
Bequest of Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh in memory of her husband Thomas Sedgwick van Volkenburgh, B.A. 1866
1940.249
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Containers - Lacquer
Provenance: 

Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh (died 1940), New York, NY; bequest in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.