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Title

Lacquer: container

Description

One gourd-shaped qihe (lacquer box). Exterior presents elaborate relief-carved botanical pattern in dark green lacquer. Interior exhibits gilt-lacquered segmented lobe pattern.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Possibly carried to New Zealand from China by Prof. W.T.G. Airey (1897-1968). Airey first met Alley in Shanghai in 1931, and later published a biography on Alley.

Physical Dimensions

70.56x47.41 mm (l x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1960.68

Usage Rights

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Period

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)

Collection

Citation

“Lacquer: container,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed August 23, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1156.