Quatrefoil box

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1650
  • Geography

    Northern India
  • Material

    Red, green, and white enamels with gold
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 5.7 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm (2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Imre Schwaiger (1868-1940)
    Terence McInerney Fine Arts, Ltd.
  • Provenance

    To 1930s
    Imre Schwaiger, London, to 1930s [1]
    From 1983 to 1986
    Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, from 1983 [2]
    From 1986
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1986
    [1] Terence McInerney acquired this object from a family that was connected to Imre Schwaiger through business as well as marriage. A member of this family acquired the object from Imre Schwaiger in London in the 1930s. It was the son of this man who sold the object to McInerney in 1983 (see Curatorial Note 6 in object record).
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Northern India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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