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Writing Box, known as Sagayama

  • Japan Muromachi period, 15th-16th centuries
  • Makie lacquer on wood
  • h: 5.3cm d: 27.3cm w: 24.0cm
  • [50002]

A suzuribako writing box was a box made to hold such desk tools as brushes, ink sticks and the inkstone needed to grind ink sticks with water into a useable liquid form. This work boasts a superb composition with its bold arrangement of a large taiko drum in makie.

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