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Japanese lacquered gold and silver hira maki-e biwa shape box (kobako).

Japanese lacquered gold and silver hira maki-e biwa shape box (kobako).

Japan, Edo period, XIXth century

Length 7,67 in – Width 3,14 in – Heigth 0,7 in

 

The biwa is a japanese short-necked fretted luth, often used in narrative storrytelling. The biwa is chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence and poetry.

 

 




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