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Tebako (Cosmetic Box) Design of Wheels Half-Submerged in Stream in Maki-e Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
11m 11s

Broadcast on March 26, 2020
Available until March 31, 2029

We introduce a 12th century lacquerware box with a gently curving form, decorated with a cartwheel design set off by fine gold powder and mother-of-pearl inlay. It is a masterpiece of maki-e techniques, which rapidly advanced in the Heian Period.

photo Tebako (Cosmetic Box) Design of Wheels Half-Submerged in Stream in Maki-e Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay photo The lid photo Underside of the lid