Covered Box

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese or Japanese

Made in China, Asia

Late 16th or 18th century

Wood with carved red lacquer decoration

1 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (3.2 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Platt, 1909

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Famous for eccentric behavior and appearance, the Tang dynasty poet and monk Han-shan and his friend Shih-te are featured on this box. The scene shows Han-shan about to write some poetry on a tall rock while Shih-te places a scroll on a flat rock.