- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
On this box, the red surface and painted patterns epitomize the colorful palette of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period when combinations of lacquer and basketry designs were popular. The woven panels not only added contrasting tone and texture, but they also lightened the weight of the object. Originally this box had three round holes on the interior that held small cups for presenting wine to deities or ancestors in ritual ceremonies. After a later owner filled these holes, the box was used for other purposes.
- Published References
- Lee Yu-kuan. Oriental Lacquer Art., 1st ed. New York. p. 101.
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 182, p. 273.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum