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元 黑漆鑲錫邊嵌螺鈿菱花形盒
Lobed Box

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
late 13th–14th century
Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay and pewter wires
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Diam. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
Not on view
Lacquer boxes with lobed sides and pewter trim are unique to the Yuan dynasty. Many were fitted with an interior tray that probably held cosmetics, combs, hairpins, and other adornments.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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