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Box with a Pavilion and Figures Design

  • China Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th centuries
  • Lacquer on wood with mother-of-pearl inlay
  • h: 23.0cm d: 25.4cm w: 39.8cm
  • [50124]

This mother-of-pearl box was made in the Yuan dynasty. Thin shells were cut into small complex shapes and used to create the decoration. The top of the box lid is decorated with a scene of immortal women enjoying a banquet.

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