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Chinese lacquered carved wooden box

Image attached to O.6 & A-1968

An image of Wooden box, lacquered in red on an ochre ground, with a black interior. The exterior is carved with a praying mantis and other insects, as well as a lizard and a toad. Wood, lacquering, carving, height, 8.8 cm, diameter, 38.8 cm, possibly early 16th century. Ming Dynasty. Chinese.

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Wooden box, lacquered in red on an ochre ground, with a black interior. The exterior is carved with a praying mantis and other insects, as well as a lizard and a toad. Wood, lacquering, carving, height, 8.8 cm, diameter, 38.8 cm, possibly early 16th century. Ming Dynasty. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: O.6-1968
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 887.77kB
  • Exposure time: 1/90
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2009:07:07 20:53:28

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16th Century box carved Chinese circular Fitz_AA insects lacquer lacquered lacquerware lizards mantis Ming Dynasty praying mantis red round toads wood wooden

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