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Asian Art

Inrô with the theme of Tadamori and the Oil Thief

18th century

Inrô: silver and red lacquer on wood, hira maki-e with gold

3 × 2 3/8 × 1 in. (7.62 × 6.03 × 2.54 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery
2014.85.3
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Containers - Lacquer
Provenance: 

This object was found in storage. All due diligence was done to determine the source and the ownership status of the object. Following Connecticut's laws relating to abandoned property in museums, its presence in our collection was advertised. No claims were filed. The object status is now considered clear to formally enter our collection. See registrar's files for details.

Bibliography: 

Julia Hutt, Japanese Inro (London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1997).

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.