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Tea Box (with floral design and hinged lid)

Creation date: undated
Creation place: Sri Lanka

Other Information

Type: Wood Box
Medium and Support: Ebony
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Martha Wake Bishop
Accession Number: 1932.23
Dimensions: 7 3/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (18.73 cm x 32.7 cm x 21.59 cm)

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4/14/2017 Diana Chou
Ebony was another material favored by European buyers. This lidded casket, with several compartments inside, has been identified as a container for tea.
Last Updated: 6/6/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Official Art Exhibition of the California Pacific International Exposition Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego , 2/12/1936 - 9/9/1936

Arts of South Asia 13th - 19th century , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1936
Page Number: 32, no. 386

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