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Small Round Lidded Cosmetic Box (Lian) with Scrolling Clouds 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

  • Title: Small Round Lidded Cosmetic Box (Lian) with Scrolling Clouds and Birds
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late Western Han dynasty, about 100 B.C.-A.D. 25
  • Location: China
  • Physical Dimensions: a) Box: 2 7/16 x 1 5/8 in. (6.20 x 4.13 cm); b) Lid: 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (5.72 x 4.77 cm)
  • Medium: Black and red lacquer on fabric and clay core with red and yellow painted decoration, silver mounts, and gold and silver foil inlays
  • Object Classification: Furnishings
  • Full Title: Small Round Lidded Cosmetic Box (Lian) with Scrolling Clouds 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.2001.32.3a-b

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