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明晚期 剔紅綬帶牡丹紋漆盒
Box with long-tailed birds and peonies

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
second half of the 16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diam. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.638
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
On the side of the cover are abstract, rocklike forms. They provide a groundline, often seen in sixteenth-century lacquer works, for the auspicious peonies and long-tailed birds on the cover.
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