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Round Hand-Carved Soapstone Box
Sale Price: $10.99
Original Price: $70.00
Each sold separately. The exceptional work of three highly skilled Vietnamese artisans makes this extraordinary Round Hand-Carved Soapstone Box. The first artisan fashions the box from soapstone; the second carves the butterfly or dragonfly design; the third brings the work to life with the color of his painting.
Recalls the extensive collection of 12th–17th century Vietnamese ceramics held by our Freer Gallery and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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