Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons
- Not on display
- Further information
A fine matched set of hair comb and pin of gold 'kinji' ground with 'takamakie' decoration of heron and crow in flight executed in rich black 'roiro' and fine silver lacquer. This is an unusual decoration for hair combs and recalls the design of the Rinpa School.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
- 19th century
- wood, gold and black lacquer
a - comb; 4 x 9.1 cm
b - pin; 13.5 cm
- Signature & date
- Signed: Sôei
- Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
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