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Negoro lacquer on wood
Diameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1988.56.b
Negoro is a lacquer technique, named after the Negoro temple in Japan, in which several layers of red lacquer are applied over a black lacquer undercoating. Through years of handling, a natural surface of red and black random patterns emerges, an aesthetic highly prized by the Japanese.
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