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INRO – One hundred horses. Japan Edo 19th century
INRO – One hundred horses. Japan Edo 19th century - Asian Art & Antiques Style
Ref : 81124
Period :
19th century
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Dimensions :
l. 2.36 inch X H. 2.95 inch X P. 0.94 inch
Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny

Asian Art

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INRO – One hundred horses. Japan Edo 19th century

A 5 section inro. Gold lacquer inro, using hira maki- e to depict 16 horses on a ro-iro black back ground.
Seemingly effortless in appearance, yet highly refined and demanding of skill, Horses are represented in many poses : leaping about, galloping, turning, standing still.
Horses, a zodiac animal, have been used as mounts in Japan since the fifth century. Calling the theme one Hundred Horses, is a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
One of the most Famous representation, that has been used as a reference by numerous artists is the scroll, painted by Kano Tsunenobu circa 1680.

You can see it with thins link :

Here is another link to a painting by Kano Tansetsu (1654 - 1715) that shows another inspiration for this appreciated subject on inros.

Height : 7,5 cm. 6 x 2,4

Japan Edo (1603-1868), early 19th century

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Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny


Asian Art & Antiques