Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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eyeglass case
  • Korea
  • eyeglass case, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Korea
  • wood, cloth, metal, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 8 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Jack Jewell
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3492.a,b

The oval wooden case (2007.3492.a) has a removeable lid (2007.3492.b). It is made of a yellow colored wood. The case has a lip that inserts into the lid. The cloth ties are clipped into the case with small metal bands. The only decorations are incised lines defining the oval and the split between the lid and the case.