The Burke Collection
Writing box (suzuribako, 硯箱) with Nanban (南蛮) figures
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Catalogue information

Edo period, ca. 1633

Black lacquer with gold and silver maki-e, polychrome lacquer, and gold and silver foil inlay

4.2 x 20.9 x 22.2 cm (1 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Art by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Ex Coll.: Manno Collection


Manno Art Museum, 1988, no. 69
Manno Art Museum
Manno korekushon senshū (Selected masterpieces of the Manno Collection). Osaka: Manno Kinen Bunka Zaidan.

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Murase 2003, no. 139.
Murase, Miyeko
[Editor]. Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press.

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