Artist Chinese
Title
  • Sutra Box
Date 14th century
Medium Lacquer over wood
Dimensions Overall: 8 3/4 × 14 3/8 × 7 1/8 inches (22.2 × 36.5 × 18.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II Fund
Accession Number 1985.16
Department Asian Art
Not On View
Marks Marked, carved on end of box: [character, meaning may vary, presently undetermined; see registrar's accession sheet for reproduction of character]
Marked, carved on end of lid: [character, meaning may vary, presently undetermined; see registrar's accession sheet for reproduction of character]
Stamped, in red lacquer, interior of cover: [partially obliterated, unidentified stamped seal]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in red laquer: [Chinese characters stating the inventory number #341; see registrar's accession sheet for reproduction of inventory marks]

(Mayuyama and Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan);
1985-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 3. 1986, p. 20.

Mitchell, S. "A portfolio of East Asian lacquers," APOLLO, vol. 124, no. 298. (December 1986): pp. 74-75, (ill.).