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Treasure Box of Eternal Spring and Longevity

From the uppermost surface downward, strata of cinnabar, green, and buff lacquer cover the surface of the round box with low sides. The shoulders slope gently and the “mouth” of the box is slightly constricted. This shape is sometimes called “steamed cake box” (zhengbing he) in reference to a food item that this shape resembles. …