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[Sumi bako]

[Sumi bako]
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box
L: 9.75 in, W: 6.75 in
wood

, unknown

(2004.1.183)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 sumi bako box : wood ; 9.75 x 6.75 in.

Accompanied by inkwell and stick of India ink (2004.1.184).

Two piece wooden sumi bako box composed of lid and base. Lid has scalloped cut design on edge of two sides; missing one short end panel. Corners of box are rounded. A thin wooden tray or lining fits inside the box. Interior stained with black ink.

Inscription
Written in black ik on lid, top: Shizu Kaigo. White square label on cover, corner: a.

History
Sumi bako housed an ink stick and inkwell (2004.1.184).

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