Small Box in the Shape of a Firefly Cage
On View In:
Gallery 219
Artist:   Japanese  
Title:   Small Box in the Shape of a Firefly Cage  
Date:   Edo period  
Medium:   Lacquer with sprinkled gold and silver designs  
Dimensions:   2 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (5.08 x 4.76 x 6.03 cm)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Miss Lily Place  
Location:   Gallery 219  


Object Description  
  
Inscriptions:    
Classification:   Lacquerware  
Physical Description:   Toilet box in shape of casket, cover with metal handle, inside decorated around and on top of a fitted tray with flower sprays. Aventurine and gold. Cover mottled gold and black with crescent moons.  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   31.50.197a-c  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts