Round Three-Tiered Box

Accession Number

Round Three-Tiered Box


Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Medium & Support
black, red and gold lacquer on wood

10 11/16 in. x 12 5/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. ( 27.2 cm x 32 cm x 32 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

Label copy
Copies and Invention in East Asia (August 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020)
During the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), traditional auspicious motifs like peonies and peacocks were combined with motifs such as factories, tall buildings, cars, and highways. These appeared on everyday household objects, such as these quilt covers. The motifs conveyed praise for the modernization achieved under the new political regime and signify that its good fortune was also the individual’s.

Recent Acquisitions Part II
March 31-August 5, 2012
Round three-tiered box
20th century
Black, red, and gold lacquer on wood
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing, 2006/2.37A–D

Physical Description
A round three-tiered wooden box with black, red, and gold lacquer. It has geometric and animal designs.

Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type

Collection Area

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bats (game equipment)
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2 Related Resources

Cabinet Q: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

& Author Notes

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet Q ➜ Shelf 3