Mirror Box with Chrysanthemums

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Mirror Box with Chrysanthemums

lacquer work / Muromachi

Muromachi period, 15th century

Lacquer coating with [maki-e] decoration

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An upper-class woman would have kept this mirror box inside a larger cosmetic box. The chrysanthemums on the lid are rendered in an older style that would have evoked a feeling of classical elegance.

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