Round lobed box with mother-of-pearl inlay

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368
Medium
Black lacquer on wood core with mother of pearl inlay and metal wire
Dimensions
H x W: 15.2 x 19.5 cm (6 x 7 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1970.26a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Lacquer
Type

Box

Keywords
Buddhism, China, dragon, lotus, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Mrs. Hin-cheung Lovell. Sung and Yuan Monochrome Lacquers in the Freer Gallery. vol. 9 Washington and Ann Arbor. pl. 15.
  • Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 15, pp. 24-25.
  • The Monochrome Principle: Lacquerware and Ceramics of the Song and Qing Dynasties. Munich. p. 112, pl. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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