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Title

Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

A fine matched set of hair comb and pin of gold 'kinji' ground with 'takamakie' decoration of heron and crow in flight executed in rich black 'roiro' and fine silver lacquer. This is an unusual decoration for hair combs and recalls the design of the Rinpa School.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

19th century


Media category

Lacquerware


Materials used

wood, gold and black lacquer


Dimensions

a - comb; 4 x 9.1 cm

b - pin; 13.5 cm


Signature & date

Signed: Sôei


Credit

Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

184.2009.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
Japan