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Round Hand-Carved Soapstone Box

Item #80252

Sale Price: $10.99

Original Price: $70.00

Availability: Out of stock. This item is no longer available for purchase.

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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.


 2"h. x 2"dia.

Museum Provenance

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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