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Letter Box (fu-bako)

Accession Number
1972/2.107

Title
Letter Box (fu-bako)

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
gold and silver lacquer on wood

Dimensions
2 1/4 in. x 2 3/8 in. x 17 1/4 in. ( 5.72 cm x 6.03 cm x 43.82 cm )

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Label copy
A letter box is specially designed for sending letters by courier. To ensure privacy it can be tied with a silk cord and its knot sealed with wax.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
box

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
boxes (containers)
branches
leaves

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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