Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cosmetic box with lid
  • Maranao peoples
  • cosmetic box with lid, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • metal, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3 x 6 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0218.a,b

The octagonal silver colored metal box with a lid is used for holding cosmetics. The top of the lid (2007.0218.b) is attached to rim of the lid with metal strips. The design embossed in the center has a four petal flower surrounded by a ring of raised hemispheres, which is surrounded by a scalloped design with small dots and leaf shapes.

The box (2007.0218.a) has a field of small dots, scallops with leaf shapes around the bottom of the box, and a band of raised crescents just under the rim of the lid.