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Snuff bottle with Buddhist emblems

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Carved red lacquer
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Snuff Bottles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.479a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 219
The parasol and flaming jewel carved deeply into the surface of this object are two of eight auspicious emblems introduced to China with Buddhism.
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