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Sutra box

13th century


Dimensions

L. 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.), w. 47.2 cm (18 9/16 in.), h. 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.10556

Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl

On View

Arts of Korea Gallery (Gallery 179)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

Inscription

bo (treasure) ha (below) 보하寶下

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection