中國 元 黑漆嵌螺鈿棱花形盒
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)
Promised Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving
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.