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Banana Leaf Inro
MNEMG 122.1979.37
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This inro is simple yet beautiful and fit for purpose. Made from polished wood it is decorated with gold and silver hiramakie takamakie and kijamakie. Sitting on the banana leaves are beetles (ladybirds) in red and black lacquer. The links to pieces in other collections allow us to see how similar the pieces are and surmise that the designs may have been copied from pattern books or prints.

History of the Object
Made in the mid to late nineteenth century, we know that this Inro was collected by the Hon. Walter Samuel before 1915 as it was displayed in the Red Cross Exhibition in that year.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Tagaysan wood and lacquer 
Measurements
Width 3 cm. Height 9 cm.  
Creator name
Koma Yasuma 
Creator date
19th Century 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Inro often known as a medicine box, worn hung from the obi and used to carry personal items. 
Acquisition
Gift of the Hon. Walter Samuel 
Copyright
Images of this object are the copyright of Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery 
Acknowledgements
Kress Foundation Research 1999 
Owner
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery 
Museum
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery 
Credit line
Banana Leaf Inro MNEMG 122.1979.37 © Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery 

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