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Oval Lidded Cosmetic Box (Duoyuan He) with Scrolling Clouds, Animals, and Birds

Unknownlate Western Han dynasty, about 100 B.C.-A.D. 25

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Details

  • Title: Oval Lidded Cosmetic Box (Duoyuan He) with Scrolling Clouds, Animals, and Birds
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late Western Han dynasty, about 100 B.C.-A.D. 25
  • Location: China
  • Physical Dimensions: a) Box: 2 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 2 13/16 in. (6.51 x 11.43 x 7.15 cm); b) Lid: 2 1/8 x 4 9/16 x 2 7/8 in. (5.4 x 11.59 x 7.31 cm)
  • Medium: Black and red lacquer on fabric and clay core with yellow painted decoration, silver mounts, and gold and silver foil inlay
  • Object Classification: Furnishings
  • Full Title: Oval Lidded Cosmetic Box (Duoyuan He) with Scrolling Clouds, Animals, and Birds
  • Curatorial Area: Chinese Art
  • Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by an anonymous donor, Elly Nordskog, the Sammy Yukuan Lee Foundation, and Simon K.C. Li
  • Chronology: 1st - 9th centuries, 499 BC - AD 1
  • Artwork Accession Number: M.2001.32.1a-b

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