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Box

Date:
19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) L. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.95.12
Not on view
This whimsical box was designed for making pan, an Indian digestif, and is composed of several small compartments that would each hold one ingredient. The surface of the box is delicately filigreed with quatrefoil flowers, the petals of which are filled with ivy leaf and lotus bud motifs. The knob handle appears as a carved nut sprouting from a chrysanthemum disk.
Lockwood de Forest (American, New York 1850–1932 Santa Barbara, California), New York (until 1915; sold to MMA)
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