Box with Floral Scroll Design for Priest's Vestment
- Japan Heian period, 12th century
- Lacquer on wood with silver sheet inlay
- h: 12.3cm d: 34.4cm w: 38.2cm
This box was decorated with silver inlay. The symmetrical arrangement of the hōsōge design motifs reveals the influence of Tang wares. This is a rare example of silver inlay work from Japan's Heian period.