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Small Box with Butterflies

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Artist Unknown (Japanese)

Date

19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G219
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Lacquerware | Lacquer with sprinkled gold and silver designs
Size: 3 x 3 1/16 in. (7.62 x 7.78 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Physical Description: Box, rectangular, dark base with gold foil sprinkled on (nashi-ji), decorated with various-sized butterflies. Bottom and inside aventurine
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Miss Lily Place
Accession Number: 31.50.189a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009