Trefoil-shaped covered box with decoration of chrysanthemums


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Lacquer, celadon, or bronze ensembles composed of four trefoil boxes surrounding a larger round or flower-shaped box served as containers for cosmetics or incense. Very few Goreyo-period lacquer boxes with mother-of-pearl inlay have survived; this is a particularly fine example.

Trefoil-shaped covered box with decoration of chrysanthemums, Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell over pigment and brass wire, Korea

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