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- Accession Number
- Box with double-dragon design
- Credit Line
- Gift of Linda Dresner Levy and Ed Levy, Jr.
- 19.5 cm x 77 cm x 45 cm (7 11/16 in. x 30 5/16 in. x 17 11/16 in.)
- 18th-19th century
- Primary Object Classification and Primary Object Type
- Secondary Object Classification
Furniture and Furniture Accessories
- Physical Description
- Lacquered wooden box with inlaid mother-of-pearl in double-dragon design. The heads of each dragon stretch diagonally inward from opposite corners of the box, with wide eyes and open mouths. Their bodies curve in and out of the top plane of the box, creating an opposing effect with symmetrical balance. The dragons reach forward towards a flaming orb in the center of the box, called a cintamani, or Buddhist wish-granting jewel. Among the dragons are swirling cloud designs made of inlaid nacre and copper wire.
- Subject Matter
- Box decorated with double-dragons reaching for cintamani (Buddhist wish-granting jewel).