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5757 Horton Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 U.S.A.

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Japanese Box Wood Monk on Shell with Maki-e Lacquer
$5,000

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).


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