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Box with Chrysanthemum Designs


Artist Unknown (Japan)


c. 1550

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G219
Box with Chrysanthemum Designs, Artist Unknown (Japan)
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: Asia, Japan
Style: 16th century, Muromachi period
Physical Description: Square Lacquer box (for storing incense?), 1550, chrysanthemum design on exterior with butterfly design on interior of lid; black lacquer, maki-e and mother-of-pearl shell inlay, and metal. Brocaded blue storage bag in A13.7 MS.
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