Louis John Rhead (American, born England, 1857–1926). Woman with Peacocks. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1971 (1971.564.204) #peacock
Case (Inrô) with Design of Peacock on Rock with Peonies, 19th century. Meiji period (1868–1912). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.911) #peacock
Koma Yasutada (Japanese). Inrō with Peacocks and Flowers, 19th century. Edo period (1615–1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Inrô: Figures in a landscaped garden, 18th century Japanese Red lacquer; Lacquer is the refined sap of a deciduous tree of the sumac family. Applied in extremely thin layers in order to allow time for hardening, a single piece requires the application of numerous base layers before surface decoration is carved or applied. When exposed to oxygen and humidity, the lacquer hardens or polymerizes.