WFE 68 A cinnabar lacquer box and cover


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15th/16th century

The flat top of the shallow circular box is well carved in deep relief with a flowering peony head amongst leafy branches of fruiting pomegranates. The sides of box and cover are carved with a band of meander. The recessed base and interior are lacquered dark brown.
6 cm diameter

Provenance: The Joseph M. Morpurgo collection, Amsterdam

Works of Art > Early Bronzes