round basin with low walls, rests on three carved, scrolling feet; red lacquer with black detail; natural woodgrain body

Wash basin with legs, 1353 or 1413

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The underside of this ceremonial wash basin (tarai), used for rinsing one’s hands in preparation for Buddhist ritual, is inscribed with the name Sanshitsubō (perhaps indicating the location at which it was used) and a cyclical date that corresponds to either 1353 or 1413 making this one of the oldest Negoro wash basins of its type in existence today

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Wash basin with legs
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Accession Number
2015.79.410
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 787
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round basin with low walls, rests on three carved, scrolling feet; red lacquer with black detail; natural woodgrain body