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Four case inro with water birds


Item code : EDi013

Size 9 x 5 cm
Date Circa Late 19th C.


Late 19th century

An unsigned inrō decorated with images in gold hiramaki and takamaki technique. The inrō has a depiction of herons, birds associated with the spiritual world, wading in a stream. The other side shows lotus and bamboo fishing traps. Fishing could be used as Buddhist metaphor for converting strayed souls.


Stable. Restoration of the top part and left channel.