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Cosmetic Cabinet


Artist Unknown (China)


16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Cosmetic Cabinet, Artist Unknown (China)
Cosmetic Cabinet: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Lacquerware | Carved red lacquer on a softwood frame
Size: 12 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (30.8 x 33.97 x 24.13 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 16th century, Ming dynasty; Jiajing period
Inscriptions: Chia-ching mark and period (1522-1566)
Physical Description: hinged covered red lacquer box with a removable front panel; tray under cover, six drawers behind panel; flying crane and phoenix over rock and crashing waves, main design at top and sides of box
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 97.136a-h
Added to Site: February 28, 2009