Gunpowder flask with figures in Portuguese dress

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Details

  • Title

    Gunpowder flask with figures in Portuguese dress

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    late 16th - early 17th century (1571 - 1630)
  • Material and technique

    wood, covered in black lacquer, with hiramaki-e and takamaki-e lacquer decoration; copper spout

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    15.7 x 13 x 6.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, 1983.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1983.243

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Glossary of terms

hiramaki-e

lacquer

takamaki-e

Further reading

Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 76 on p. 76, illus. p. 76 fig. 76

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