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Inro: O.3-1921

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Lacquer inro, with five divisions and a gold ground. Decorated with takamakie design, red lacquer, silver lacquer and haliotis shell inlay. Depicting two historic events during the battle of Dan-no-ura between the Taira and the Minamoto (1185 AD).
Top, bottom and cord runners, diaper pattern

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Raphael, Oscar C.


18th century
1700 CE - 1799 CE

Components of the work

Inlay composed of shell ( haliotis)

Materials used in production

Ground colour

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.3-1921
Primary reference Number: 204629
Raphael list number: 24
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Created: Monday 20 July 2015 Updated: Monday 20 July 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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