Maruyama Okyo 'Cranes' Lacquer Box
Red-crowned cranes usually mate for life and are symbols of love, longevity and peace in Japan, making this Crane lacquer box the perfect gift for weddings and anniversaries.The top of the box reproduces a detail from Maruyama Ōkyo's set of magnificent screens found in LACMA's permanent collection. Black lacquer sides set off the beautiful top and the interior is lined top and bottom with soft fabric.
Cranes are some of the most majestic and endangered birds in the world and one of the rarest is the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) which stands almost 5 feet tall. Artist Maruyama Ōkyo may have chosen to depict this crane with a white-naped crane (Grus vipio), distinguished by its grey body and pink legs, because they often nest near each other.
LACMA's permanent collection includes four works by Maruyama Ōkyo.
- Hand-crafted lacquered wood box
- 12-3/8 x 9-3/8 x 4-5/8 inches
- Interior is lined top and bottom with fabric
- Informational card included
- Imported exclusively for LACMA