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Inro with decor of owl on a branch


Shibata Zeshin


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: Shibata Zeshin and the Art of Urushi-e
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Medium: Sculpture | Lacquer, coral
Size: 3 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (8.26 x 4.76 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Inscriptions: Signature Signed '81 year old Zeshin' (Signature in gold).
Physical Description: Inro five-part time; red coral ojime, plain netsuke on silk cord, carved wood; iron decorated with owl on a branch by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.
Accession Number: 76.72.94a,b
Artist: Zeshin Shibata, Japanese, 1807 - 1891
Role: Artist
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, 1807 - 1891
Added to Site: February 28, 2009