Saddle (Kura)

Wood, lacquer, abalone shell | 25 x 42 x 38cm | 18th century

Unknown Artist

This appears to be the only known example of a Japanese saddle with both high relief carving and abalone shell inlaid in lacquer. Both the carving and the inlay are of very high quality, making this an extremely rare and important saddle.

Credit: Pu...
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