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Box with “Fragrant Grass” Design

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved black, red, and yellow lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.645
  • Description

    Carved lacquers in which a predominant color—in this case black—is interspersed with layers of red, yellow, and, sometimes, green were common in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The additional colors add resonance to the surface of the lacquer that is not found in later periods.

  • Provenance

    Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891)

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