Flower-Style Box with Drawers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 464

Rows of graceful flowering plants are frequently used as a design element in Mughal art. Here, they appear alongside coiled cloud bands and flying birds. The iron handles on either side of the box are a later addition that indicate that the box was used as a traveling chest.

Flower-Style Box with Drawers, Wood (poplar); overlaid with ebony inlaid with wood and incised, stained ivory

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