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Two antique painted shells representing scenes from Japanese court life, with stand and miniature screen. Screen has two sides- one side is tan with a brown filigree design, the second side is gold. The screen has a split in the middle so it can stand on its own. The stand is wooden and has two slots for the shells to slip into. The shells are smooth with scenes in color accented with gold around the edges. The scenes themselves do not appear to be hand painted.

Original Medium

Shell and Wood

Size

27 cm x 9 cm x 9.8 cm

Origin

Japan

Date Information

Undated

Artifact Number

M86-029

Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Collections, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana

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