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나전 대모 칠 국화 넝쿨 무늬 꽃 모양 합 고려
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)
ca.12th century
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)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.215.41a, b
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.
[ G. Kitanaka , Kyoto, until 1925; sold to MMA]
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