Cosmetic Box

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

11th - 12th century

Glazed porcelain (Ding ware)

3 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (8 x 20 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 235, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944

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Taking inspiration from the circular form of this box, the craftsman created a lotus pond in the interior, using the plant’s leaves to form small containers for cosmetics or powders.

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