Clothing box decorated with dragons


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This box’s lively design features two dragons chasing a flaming jewel. The beasts’ long, sinewy bodies wrap around the sides of the box; their heads face each other at opposite corners at the top. The masterful mixture of diverse materials—mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, and ray skin—highlights different textures, emphasizing not only the tactile quality of the mythical beasts but also their dynamic character.

Clothing box decorated with dragons, Lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, and ray skin, Korea

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