清 紫檀百寳嵌封神故事圖食盒

Hardwood (zitan) inlaid with mother-of-pearl and soapstone | 23.2in | 19th century

Unknown Artist

The decorative designs on this box attest to the popular taste for the fantastical and the auspicious. Its cover displays an exciting scene from the sixteenth-century mythological novel Investiture of the Gods (Fengshen Yanyi). The fairy at the top l...
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