University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: 94-10-3.7
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Sino-Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Beijing
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Metal
Glass
Iconography:Buddha
Fish
Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Fred Maloof (Richard G. and Jennifer L. Maloof), 1994

Description

Ornate metal box with small Buddha inside. Flat bottom; top curves to point. Relatively plain except for front. Glass over a small front opening. Frontal design motifs: fish, flowers, and other shapes. Over window: 4 leaf like shapes stick up. 2 handles on each side. Etched pattern on back. Location: 1st tier left behind bubbles


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