Makie Lacquer Book (Genji Monogatari) Shaped Box with Dragon, 19th Century
It is 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) tall, and 3.9 inches (9.8 cm) long by 2.9 inches (7.4 cm) wide.
It is in good condition with no repairs or cracks, except 2 pin size dots loss of gold (as seen in the photos).
Genji Monogatari is the world's first modern novel written in the 11th Century and is considered a classic work of Japanese literature. It was attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu.
Large format photos available upon request.
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