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Box with chrysanthemum design


Artist Unknown (Japanese)


mid-16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Box with chrysanthemum design, Artist Unknown (Japanese)
Box with Chrysanthemum Designs: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Lacquerware | Sprinkled gold on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay
Size: 1 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 7/16 in. (2.86 x 11.43 x 11.27 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Japanese, Asia, Japan
Style: 16th century, Muromachi period
Physical Description: Square Lacquer box (for storing incense?), chrysanthemum design on exterior with butterfly design on interior of lid; black lacquer, maki-e and mother-of-pearl shell inlay, and metal
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Funds of the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation
Accession Number: 89.69a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009