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about 1952
Joseph Cornell (American, 1903–1972)


Unframed: 14 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 2 in. (37.5 x 22.2 x 5.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mixed media

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art


Mixed media

Compartmentalized box with objects


By 1952, created for the artist’s brother, Robert Cornell; April 1, 1966, sold by the artist, at Allen Stone Gallery, New York, to Susan and Steven Paine, Cambridge, MA; 2010, lent by Susan Paine to the MFA for the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing; 2012, year-end gift of Susan Paine to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. Paine