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Box Vessel from Europe

Vessel, Box, Europe

Works of Art (33)

Biscuit box with cover, ca. 1870, Christopher Dresser (British), Earthenware, silver plate (1992.282a,b)
Box with Aristotle and Phyllis, 14th century, French; Made in Paris ca. 1310-30, Ivory (17.190.173ab, 1988.16)
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, 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)
Coffer, 15th century, Italy; Siena (?), Walnut, leather, gesso, painted and gilded (41.100.188)
Container for Holy Oils, carved 500–700, Northeastern France, Bone decorated with engraving and pigment (65.68.2)
Gold Box Ring Surmounted by a Scarab, ca. 330–310 B.C., Greek, Classical, Gold (2010.226)
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)
Lid of a ceremonial box, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Gilt silver (2000.26)
Perfume Burner, dated 1599, Giuseppe de'Levi (Italian), Italian (Veronese), Bronze (41.100.84a,b)
Plaque, 10th–early 11th century; Caliphal, Attributed to Córdoba, Spain, Ivory, quartz, pigment (13.141)
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, 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)
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)
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)