Writing Box with Lattice and Flower Design

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 450

The gilded copper sheets and silver plaques covering the exterior of this box are fashioned in a classic "lattice and flower" variant of the flower style. Because of the technique of fastening the metal over the wood, the box has been attributed to Burhanpur, a city in the northern Deccan, where similar work is found in architecture.

Writing Box with Lattice and Flower Design, Wood; overlaid with dyed wool, stamped silver and gilt-copper plaques

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