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Box Vessel

Vessel, Box

Works of Art (80)

Biscuit box with cover, ca. 1870, Christopher Dresser (British), Earthenware, silver plate (1992.282a,b)
Box from the tomb of Sennedjem, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Gessoed and painted wood (86.1.8)
Box with a lid, 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.538)
Box with Aristotle and Phyllis, 14th century, French; Made in Paris ca. 1310-30, Ivory (17.190.173ab, 1988.16)
Box with lid, 15th century, Probably Egypt, Brass engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (23.67.5a)
Box with lid, late 16th century, India, the Deccan (Bidar), Metal alloy inlaid with brass and silver (1996.3ab)
Box with Sleeping Eros, 300s, Roman or Byzantine; Said to have been found in Tartus, Syria, Silver (47.100.33)
Box, René-Jules Lalique (French), Seicoid (cellulose acetate) (24.145.3ab)
Box, ca. 1875, French, Gold and enamel (2002.258)
The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box), September 1934, Marcel Duchamp (French), Box containing collotype reproductions on various papers (2002.42a–vvvv)
Bursa Reliquary, early 900s, North Italian, Bone, copper-gilt, wood (53.19.2)
Cabinet with personifications of the Five Senses, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; tent knots, rococo, satin, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches, knots; woven metal thread trim; silk and paper lining (29.23.1)
Casket (cassetta), 1500–1530, Ferrara or Venice, Gesso on wood (pastiglia) (10.141.1)
Casket (cofanetto or scrigno), ca. 1570–90, Venice, Beech wood, partially gilded and painted rosewood veneer; gold powder, gold leaf, silver flakes, silver-gilt, bronze, and yellow metal (57.25ab)
Casket (cofanetto or scrigno), ca. 1575–1600, Venice, Beech wood, painted and decorated ebony with encrustations of mother-of-pearl; gilded ivory, and gouache miniatures on parchment under glass; later textile-lining (17.190.848)
Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone, copper gilt (17.190.239)
Casket with Warriors and Mythological Figures, 900–1100, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wood; silver lock plate (17.190.237)
Casket, 11th–12th century, Probably southern Italy or Sicily, Ivory (17.190.241)
Cassone with the Conquest of Trebizond, 1460s, Marco del Buono Giamberti (Italian, Florentine); Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florentine), Tempera, gold, and silver on wood (14.39)
Chrismatory, ca. 1200–1220, Limoges, Copper: engraved, chased, and gilt; champlevé enamel: lapis and lavender blue, turquoise, light and dark green, red, and white (17.190.853)
Clothing box with peony scrolls, Joseon dynasty, 16th–17th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay(L.1996.47.131)
Coffer, 15th century, Italy; Siena (?), Walnut, leather, gesso, painted and gilded (41.100.188)
Container (Aduno Koro) with Figures, 16th–19th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood (1979.206.255)
Container (Kuduo), 18th–19th century Ghana; Akan, Asante Brass, pigment (1981.431.14)
Container (Kuduo), 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Brass (1978.412.384a,b)
Container for Holy Oils, carved 500–700, Northeastern France, Bone decorated with engraving and pigment (65.68.2)
Cosmetic box, Joseon dynasty, 18th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (L.1996.47.132)
Document box with a scene from the "Butterflies" chapter of The Tale of Genji, Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji and gold ground (1981.243.1a–f)
Gold Box Ring Surmounted by a Scarab, ca. 330–310 B.C., Greek, Classical, Gold (2010.226)
Incense box (jinbako), Edo period, ca. 1830, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer; on pear-skin (nashiji) background pine, bamboo, and cherry blossoms, and the Shimazu and Matsudaira family crests (10.7.15)
Incense box (kobako) in the shape of a Mandarin Duck, Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (29.100.717)
Incense box (kobako), Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (14.40.824a–h)
Incense box (kogo) in the form of a plum flower, Edo period, mid-19th century, Japan, Hizen Province, Kutani kilns, Porcelain with polychrome overglaze decoration (91.1.211)
Incense container, Goryeo dynasty, 10th–12th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (over pigment) and brass wires (25.215.41a,b)
Inkstone and box, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, inscribed with dates corresponding to 1370 and 1702, China, Green schist and wood (1981.120.1a-c)
Inlaid box for the Portuguese market, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1600, India, Gujarat, probably Ahmedabad, Wood (teak), veneered with ebony, inlaid with ivory, and lac (2000.301)
Inro with decoration of Portuguese figures, Edo period, 19th century, Wood with black and gold lacquer (1975.268.178)
Jewel box, 1920, Dagobert Peche (Austrian); Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte, Gilded silver (1978.8a-c)
Jewelry casket, 1857, Pietro Giusti (Italian), Carved walnut, ebony, lined with red velvet (1998.19)
Larnax (chest-shaped coffin), mid-13th century B.C.; Late Minoan IIIB, Minoan; Greece, Crete, Terracotta (1996.521a,b)
Letter box with pine, bamboo, cherry blossom, and family crests, Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji ground (part of a wedding set) (10.7.22)
Lid of a ceremonial box, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Gilt silver (2000.26)
Lidded Container, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kuba peoples, Wood, camwood powder, palm oil patina (1978.412.299a,b)
Lidded Container: Equestrian Figure, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal staples (1979.206.173a-c)
Oval box, 1800–1900, American, Maple and pine (66.10.36a,b)
Pen box, 13th century, Western Iran or northern Iraq (al-Jazira), Brass inlaid with gold and silver (89.2.194)
Pen box, A. H. 1156 / 1743–44 A.D., cAli Ashraf (Iranian), Papier-mâché, painted, sprinkled with mica, and lacquered (2008.246a,b)
Pen box, early 19th century, Iran, Painted and varnished papier-mâché (2006.523)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, Signed by Haji Muhammad, Iran, Lacquer (2000.491a,b)
Perfume Burner, dated 1599, Giuseppe de'Levi (Italian), Italian (Veronese), Bronze (41.100.84a,b)
Picnic basket, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Zitan wood with metal corner mounts, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and semiprecious stones (1977.262a-g)
Plaque, 10th–early 11th century; Caliphal, Attributed to Córdoba, Spain, Ivory, quartz, pigment (13.141)
Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory, traces of polychromy, gilding; bone (border strips) (17.190.137a-c)
Poem-card box with young pines and nandina flower, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and red lacquer on black lacquer ground (81.1.152a,b)
Portable writing cabinet with Tokugawa family crests, chrysanthemums, and foliage scrolls, Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century
Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and gold foil application on nashiji ground (81.1.133a–h)
Pyx Depicting Women at the Tomb of Christ, 500s, Byzantine; Made in the eastern Mediterranean, Ivory (17.190.57)
Pyxis (box with lid), mid-8th century B.C.; Geometric, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (48.11.5a,b)
Pyxis (box), ca. 465–460 B.C., white-ground, Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (07.286.36)
Pyxis depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), mid-13th century, Syria, Brass, hammered, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (1971.39a,b)
Pyxis with the Triumph of Dionysos in India, mid-500s, Byzantine; Possibly made in Syria, said to have been found in Rome, Ivory (17.190.56)
Pyxis, 10th century (950–975); Caliphal, Spanish; Made in Andalusia, Ivory (1970.324.5)
Pyxis, ca. 1400–1100 B.C.; Late Minoan IIIB, Minoan; Greece, Crete, Terracotta (1999.423)
Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, ca. 1173–80, English or German, Silver with niello, gemstone (17.190.520)
Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th–early 9th century, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello (17.190.715ab)
Set of five writing boxes with Japanese globeflowers, plum blossoms, and interlaced roundels, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and applied gold foil on nashiji ground (81.1.136a–z)
Shawabti box and shawabtis, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted wood; limestone and ink (86.1.14,.18,.21, 67.80, 86.1.28)
Six-Sided Container, 200–300, Roman; Probably made in Gaul, Copper alloy with millefiore enamel (47.100.7)
Snuffbox, ca. 1764–65, Possibly by Pierre-François-Mathis de Beaulieu (French), French; Paris, Four-color gold, enamel (17.190.1158)
Snuffbox, ca. 1815, Maker: Gabriel-Raoul Morel (French); School of Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French) and possibly Madame Aimée-Zoë Lizinka de Mirbel (French), Gold, ivory (17.190.1114)
Stationery Box, Joseon dynasty, 15th century, Korea, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay (L.1992.62.3a,b)
Stationery box, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Japan, Lacquer, with sprinkled gold decoration in Kodaiji style, inlaid with gold and silver foil (1987.82ab)
Summer and autumn fruits tiered box (jubako), Edo–Meiji periods, ca. 1860–90, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), Lacquer with maki-e (2010.143a–g)
Sutra box, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–1424), China, Red lacquer with qiangjin (incised and gilt decoration) (2001.584a-c)
Table snuffbox, ca. 1745–50, Russian; Probably region of Velikiy Ustyg, Partially polished green turban snail; gilded, matted, punched, and engraved silver; niello (1995.327)
Traveling box, Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Leather, wood, iron, gold, and pigments (1999.61)
Tripartite silver box, 19th century, India, Silver (15.95.12)
Writing Box with Portrait of Fujiwara no Ietaka and a Poem about the Tatsuta River, Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and red lacquer on silver ground (29.100.688)
Writing Box with Warbler in Plum Tree
Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e on nashiji ground (29.100.695a–e)
Writing Box with Waterfall and Characters, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground (81.1.173)
Writing box, late 16th–early 17th century, India, Gujarat or Sindh, Wood with ivory and sadeli decoration (2004.439)