Historical period(s)
ca. 1800
Painted wood with brass fittings
H x W x D: 25.4 x 38.7 x 30.5 cm (10 x 15 1/4 x 12 in)
India, Kerala
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


flower, India, WWII-era provenance

From 1850
Private collection, England, from 1850 [1]

To 2000
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, NY, to 2000

From 2000
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Terrence McInerney Fine Arts, Ltd. in 2000


[1] The box has been in a private collection in England since 1850. See Provenance Remark 1, Debra Diamond, September 28, 2000, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

Published References
  • Ilay Cooper, John Gillow. Arts and Crafts of India. New York. fig. 39.
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. Handicrafts of India. New Delhi. .
  • Oppi Untracht, Marjatta Parpola, Aska Parpola. Metal Marvels: South Asian Handworks. Exh. cat. Porvoo. p. 28.
  • India: Village Tribal, Ritual Arts. Exh. cat. La Jolla, California. p. 41.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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