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.
Place where the work was made
wood, gold and black lacquer
a - comb, 4 x 9.1 cm
b - pin, 13.5 cm
Signature & date
Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019