Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay and pewter wires
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Diam. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm)
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
On view in Gallery 212
Lacquer boxes with lobed sides and pewter trim are unique to the Yuan dynasty. Many were originally fitted with an interior tray that was likely used to hold cosmetics, combs, hairpins, and other adornments.