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Part of a Sunday at the Met held in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art, on view May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013, this lecture features John T. Carpenter, Curator, Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a calligraphy demonstration by Fumie Yamada.
Recorded September 30, 2012
The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation.
The catalogue is made possible by the Richard and Geneva Hofheimer Memorial Fund.
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Lacquer boxes with lobed sides and pewter trim are unique to the Yuan dynasty. Many of these objects were fitted originally with an interior tray that likely was used to hold cosmetics, combs, hairpins, and other adornments.
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