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[Lacquerware incense box]

Artist: Unknown Japanese Artist Primary
Dimensions: 0.98 x 3.94 x 3.94 in. (2.5 x 10 x 10 cm)
Dimensions Extent: overall
Object Type: Furnishings & Equipment
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Medium and Support: Lacquer
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2019.
Accession Number: TC2019.11
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The Japanese inscripton on this box reads: 「菊唐草文/色紙形/蒔絵/香箱, or "Karakusa motif / shikishi-shaped / maki-e / incense box" which translates to "Square-shaped sprinkled-picture incense box with Chinese arabesques motif."


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storage containers
General term for containers that store materials.
Furnishings and Equipment
The Furnishings and Equipment hierarchy contains terms for objects that are primarily movable that provide comfort, convenience, or protection in dwellings, places or business, or other public or private spaces. They may be useful or ornamental and may be used in indoor or outdoor spaces. Regarding other Hierarchies: Terms for objects with the primary purpose of storage receptacles or other forms of container (e.g., "candle boxes," "footlockers") are in the Containers hierarchy.
Paint, varnish, or another material applied by coating, made of the resinous exudation of certain trees or from insects, and that dries with a high gloss or matte finish. In most lacquers resin is dissolved in a volatile solvent or a drying oil and hardens by evaporation. Lacquer may be applied in many layers, so the thick surface may be set with inlays or carved.

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