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Box
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 40 x 61mm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.347
Inside this box are faint traces of vermilion, a pigment made from the powered mineral cinnabar and made into the traditional red ink of Chinese art. This would have been used with wooden seals to stamp identity marks on important documents.
Display Location: In Store
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