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나전국당초문경함, 螺鈿菊唐草文經函

Korean
Goryeo dynasty
13th century


Object Place: Korea

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

Out on Loan

On display at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, July 2, 2015 – September 13, 2015

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