The Burke Collection
Writing box (suzuribako, 硯箱) with a poem from Shin kokin wakashū (新古今和歌集)
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Catalogue information

Edo period, 18th century

Black lacquer with gold maki-e and lead inlay on pearskin ground (nashiji, 梨地)

5.5 x 23 x 24 cm (2 1/8 x 9 x 9 1/2 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 120
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 123
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Murase 2000, no. 125.
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Additional details


[from poem 625]

Naniwa; dream