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Clay Vessel

  • Cylindrical box with cover

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    Cylindrical box with cover

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    76.452a-b

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    (A) Jar. Decorated with linear patterns incised. (B) Cover. Decorated with linear patterns incised.

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  • Incense-box in form of a bird

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    Incense-box in form of a bird

    1830

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: D. 0.063

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3532a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Box, flat, circular

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    Box, flat, circular

    1850

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: H. 0.152

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3537a-b

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    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Incense box

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    Incense box

    1730

    Dimensions

    W. 1 5/8 in.

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.4099a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Incense-box, in form of bell-tower

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    Incense burner (koro) in shape of thatched hut, Hizen, Bogasaki

    19th century

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3253a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Square box

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    Square box

    1850

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Glazed stoneware

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.2875a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Incense box, square

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    Incense box, square

    1840

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: H. .049 W. .045

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.4005a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Box (pyxis)

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    Box (pyxis)

    late fifth century B.C.

    Dimensions

    3.1 x 11.7 cm (1 1/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Glass, cast or wheel-made

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    81.190

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Type C pyxis. Projecting rim at top and bottom; fine iridescence; light yellow green in color; cracked in several places. The relatively low, wide proportions and the relatively slight projection of lid and base suggest a late fifth century date.

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  • Serpent box

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    Serpent box

    760–30 B.C.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 12.4 x 7.7 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Religious and cult objects

    Accession Number

    86.265

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Bronze; corroded; narrow molding near top; serpent coiled on cover. From Naucratis.

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  • Lizard box

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    Lizard box

    760–30 B.C.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 4.2 x 2.2 cm (1 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Religious and cult objects

    Accession Number

    86.271

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Bronze; corroded; lizard on top; two rings on cover. From Naucratis.

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  • Box

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    Box

    305–30 B.C.

    Dimensions

    Height: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Tools & equipment

    Accession Number

    87.476

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Bronze; surface corroded; slight traces of gilding.

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  • Box

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    Box

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: .053 D. .043 W.

    Medium

    Ceramic

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    88.816

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Cover gone. Round molding at bottom; surface covered with black glaze; light clay color on under side; good condition. Athenian red figure

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  • Box

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    Box

    1780

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: W. 0.060

    Medium

    Ceramics

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3402a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Box, in form of screen-box

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    Box, in form of screen-box

    1850

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: L. 0.070

    Medium

    Ceramics

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3440a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Incense-box, in form of badger

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    Incense-box, in form of badger

    1800

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: H. 0.060

    Medium

    Clay

    Classification

    Ceramics, Pottery

    Accession Number

    92.3635a-b

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia