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Covered Cosmetic Box


Artist Unknown (China)


11th-early 12th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G204
Covered Cosmetic Box, Artist Unknown (China)
Covered Cosmetic Box: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ch'ing-pai warePorcelain with incised décor under a pale blue glaze with iron brown details
Size: 1 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. (4.8 x 13.49 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-12th century, Northern Sung dynasty
Physical Description: circular, flat box on a low foot ring; light blue glaze; cover decorated with lightly incised floral decoration; box contains 3 small attached bowls with 4 floral shapes connected with vines (all made from clay) attached to bottom
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.83.5a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009