round dark-brown wood covered box

Round Storage Box, c. 1600

Unknown artist, expand_more

Huang hua-li hardwoodexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  98.79.1a,b

Not on Viewexpand_more

Round boxes made from precious hardwood were not uncommon during the Ming or Qing dynasties, but few were as large as this. The container could have stored any number of small items or possibly a hat. The box and lid are hollowed out entirely from one piece of wood and taken from the center of the tree trunk.

Round Storage Box
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round dark-brown wood covered box