Japanese Box Wood Monk on Shell with Maki-e Lacquer
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900: Item # 1093102
The Zentner Collection
5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
|Japanese box made of boxwood carved in the shape of a giant clam shell upon which sits an arhat. His robes are beautifully decorated with gold maki-e lacquer. He holds a sharp tool as if he may attempt to open the enormous shell. Meiji Period (1868-1912).|