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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.340
Title
Large Storage Box with Decoration of Two Dragons Facing a Flaming Jewel
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
18th-19th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910
Culture
Korean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/201184
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lacquered wood: wooden core with light brown lacquer (possibly over a leather substrate) and inlays of mother-of-pearl, sharkskin, wire, twisted wire, and metal fillings (some localized areas of inlay also with pigment)
Dimensions
including cover: H. 18.5 x W. 54.4 x D. 28.4 cm (7 5/16 x 21 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, MA (by 1984), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1984.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.340
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Abby Hykin, "FT-IR Analysis of Asian Lacquers" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, pp. 1-6 passim

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