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螺鈿玳瑁漆菊唐草文半花形盒 高麗 Trefoil-shaped covered box with decoration of chrysanthemums
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell over pigment; brass wire
H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); L. 4 in. (10.2 cm); D. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Not on view
Lacquer, celadon, or bronze ensembles composed of four trefoil boxes surrounding a larger round or flower-shaped box served as containers for cosmetics or incense. Very few Goreyo-period lacquer boxes with mother-of-pearl inlay have survived; this is a particularly fine example.