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Incense container
(Daikōgō 大香合)
(16th century)

Medium
lacquer on wood (Kamakura carving, Negoro lacquer)
Measurements
(a-b) 6.7 × 25.4 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Kamakura, Japan
Inscription
inscribed in red pigment (in Japanese characters) on base c.: (Huyako)
Accession Number
2008.246.a-b
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by The Yulgilbar Foundation, 2008
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Carved abstract decoration, red lacquer on black lacquer on wood. Possibly used in a Buddhist temple as an incense container.