Hand-Drum (Tsuzumi) Core with Decoration of Morning Glories

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Hand-Drum (Tsuzumi) Core with Decoration of Morning Glories, Momoyama period, 1568-1603
Transliterated Title: Tsuzumi
Musical Instrument
16th-17th century
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Creation Place: Japan
Lacquer on wood with decoration in gold and silver utilizing the "hiramaki-e" (low-relief sprinkled design) technique
H. 25.4 x Diam. 11 cm (10 x 4 5/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
, 1983.39
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signed: Inscription on interior
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), Cat. #50 / p. 49

Abby Hykin, "FT-IR Analysis of Asian Lacquers", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, pp. 1-6 passim

Exhibition History
Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Bamboo: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/06/2002 - 01/05/2003
Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/08/2006 - 04/08/2007