Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Box with cover

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Xuande period (1426–35)
Cinnabar lacquer
H. (with cover) 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Robert West, 1950
Accession Number:
50.221.46a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Xuande nian zhi (four-characters incised on bottom).
Robert West , New York (until d. 1950; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. American Museum of Natural History. "Peonies of Greece: Myth, Science and Art," May 10, 1984–August 12, 1984.

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