A Japanese Iron Writing Box
A Japanese iron writing box with a gilt inside. 18/19th century. The lid probably with the figure of Jurojin, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. He is the God of longevity. Jurojin is identified as the personification of the Southern Polar Star.
Jurojin is often identified with Fukurokuju, another of the Several Gods of Fortune.
Dimensions: Length 25.0 cm (9.8 inches) x Depth 30.0 cm (11.8 inches) x Height 5.0 cm (2.0 inches)
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