Trunk, Anonymous, c. 1575 - c. 1625

Trunk, Anonymous, c. 1575 - c. 1625

wood (plant material), h 47.5cm × w 93.8cm × d 40.1cm. More details

This trunk is decorated with gold lacquer and inlaid mother-of-pearl. This type of lacquerware is called Nanban. The Japanese used this word to refer to foreign traders in Japan – first the Portuguese and, from 1609, also the Dutch. The shape of the trunk and its scenes follow European models. The mother-of-pearl bands imitate the metal mounts on a Western-style European chest.

On display in room 2.9-06

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Rijksmuseum Medialab added this work to Dutch Design Workshop - OBJECTEN

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Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to Japanse kunst

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