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Nine Dragon Box


Artist Unknown (China)


18th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Nine Dragon Box, Artist Unknown (China)
Nine Dragon Box: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Lacquerware | Red, green, and brown carved lacquer (<I>t'i-ts'ai<I>)
Size: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (21 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 18th century, Ch'ing dynasty, Qianlong period
Inscriptions: 'Made in the Region of Kien Lung/The Great Tsing Dynasty', in Chinese, in gold, on bottom Ch'ien-lung mark and period, (1736-95)
Physical Description: rounded box on a short foot; carved red, green and brown lacquer; dragons in cloud forms around base and cover with dragon at top; geometric bands
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2001.68.14a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009