Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology and World Archaology







Collected by Henry Nottidge Moseley. HMS Challenger expedition in 1891

Given to the Museum in 1924

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Inro, Japan

This small box is called an inro. An inro is a small portable case, with several compartments. Originally used for holding medicine or other small items, they became a part of traditional Japanese male costume. This one has four chambers and was made before 1891.

View database record 1924.6.36