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Round porcelain container with lid.  The base and lid are nearly identical, with incuded designs and red slip under a yellow glaze.
Kawai Kanjirô
Round Box with Lid
1929 – 1942
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna

Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Golddust box with decorated lid
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Wedding Box (with image of double happiness)
19th century
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning
One box with a lid completely encompassing it. The lid has a red and black exterior and an interior with a geometric design in orange and blue hues. The box has the same geometric design on interior and exterior.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Nesting Sewing Box (Two of Set)
20th century
Gift of Keum Ja and Byung Schick Kang

Portfolio Book
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
This Qajar dish features three separate compartments and highly decorated exterior panels. Each side of the dish is decorated with a pair of young female faces that alternate with abstract deep blue designs. The interor panels lack decoration aside from the bases of each compartment which contain blue painted floral sprays. The craftmanship of the dish finds roots in the Kashan tradition of the 12th and 13th centuries, making it a testament to the continuation of traditional techniques in the region by the 19th century. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Shallow open box with three compartments, adorned with women's faces
19th century
Museum Purchase
Cyllindrical metal container decorated with glass seed beeds: white ground with blue stripes and diamonds, red X's, and concentric circles. 
Lakota;Assiniboin (Lakota (culture or style);Assiniboin)
Beaded Storage Tin
1905 – 1915
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
A white earthenware box where the cover and the body are almost identical in form, the entire vessel of a short cylindrical from with flat top, with subtle articulation at the shoulder, on a shallow footring.  It is covered in blue, amber, and green glazes applied in a splotchy manner. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
936 – 1125
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Lidded rectangular box with a faintly carved designs on the sides and a heavily carved lid which gives the appearance of a knot. The interior of the box contains ochre residue. 
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Carved Box
20th century
Gift of Evan Maurer in honor of Helmut and Candis Stern
This inlaid bronze casket with Kufic inscription was masterfully produced in the 12th century Seljuk period. Possibly of Syrian origin, the lid is hammered from a flat sheet of brass with the bottom formed by folding and joining a section cut from a flat sheet. The seams are on three sides of the base and in the rear under the right-hand hinge. Brass hinges on the object are attached by copper rivets. Originally, the object would have a handle and front clasp which are now missing. <br /><br />
Iranian (Iranian)
Casket with inscription in floriated Kufic script
12th century
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Covered Box
19th century
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
A thin rectangular box with a lid. Four metal button-like objects are fastened on four coins from the belgian Congo—from 1921—on the base and lid of the box. There is a bulging ornate design on the center of the lid, and geometric patterns cover the entire box. One corner of the lid has a splinter broken off. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art