This rectangular box and lid are covered with designs evoking the images of autumn, featuring flowers on a garden fence, sprays of chrysanthemums, and bush clover executed in gold lacquer on a black background. Boxes of this kind contained Buddhist ritual implements or sacred scrolls.
late 16th century
6 3/8 x 15 x 9 1/2 in. (16.2 x 38.1 x 24.1 cm)
Each tray: 3 1/2 x 14 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. (8.9 x 36.5 x 21.6 cm) (show scale)
Designated Purchase Fund
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Sutra Box, late 16th century. Lacquered wood, 6 3/8 x 15 x 9 1/2 in. (16.2 x 38.1 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 74.108.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.108.1a-c_bw.jpg)
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