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Box with Chrysanthemum Design and Lid
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Item Details
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Culture
Japan, late Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Title
Box with Chrysanthemum Design and Lid
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Work Type
Lacquer
Date
early 1300s
Material
lacquer on wood
Measurements
Overall: 17.6 x 29 x 22.8 cm (6 15/16 x 11 7/16 x 9 in.)
Description
In Japan, the chrysanthemum was appreciated beyond its association with the Double Nine Festival and the reclusive life of the poet Tao Yuanming (AD 365-427). The 16-layered chrysanthemum came to symbolize the Japanese imperial family after Emperor Gotoba (1180-1239) of the late Heian period chose the chrysanthemum as his personal emblem, applying the flower design to his sword and everyday utensils. This Box with Chrysanthemum Design proves that the flower pattern was also applied to lacquer wares as early as the Kamakura period. A similar piece is now in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Japanese Art
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: (Inosuke Setsu)
John L. Severance Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1963.513_full.tif
SSID
24610559

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