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Box with Autumn Field Design

  • Japan Muromachi period, 15th century
  • Makie lacquer on wood
  • h: 14.3cm d: 24.7cm w: 30.8cm
  • [50116]

This work is decorated with an autumnal field design worked in makie lacquer. Makie, literally sprinkled pictures, is a technique that uses gold powder mixed into clear lacquer sap to create designs. This enchanting work is alive with an array of autumn grasses, flowering plants and animals.

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