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octagonal box with nested dishes
  • Japan
  • octagonal box with nested dishes, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • lacquer, gold
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.7 x 61 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 24 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1934.a-k
Label Text

Circular box with pointed-scalloped edges and multiple compartments. The box is black lacquer with gold designs. On the top of the box is a painted scene with mountains, trees and pagodas. There are eight panels on the side of the box, depicting different Japanese scenes. There are eight compartments inside that fit around a center tray.