Sutra box with dragons amid clouds


Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Yongle period (1403–24)

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Vigorous, sinewy dragons are frequently depicted on works produced during the reign of the Yongle emperor. This luxurious box, made to hold a sutra in the Chinese album format, was created for use at court.

#7328. Sutra Box with Dragon

Sutra box with dragons amid clouds, Red lacquer with incised decoration inlaid with gold; damascened brass lock and key, China

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