Trunk, anonymous, c. 1600

Trunk, anonymous, c. 1600

lacquering, 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

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