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Painted Peacock Capiz Shell Box
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The magnificent peacock gracing the lid of this elegant Painted Peacock Capiz Shell Box is meticulously hand airbrush painted in enamel pigments. The box is made entirely of sustainably harvested capiz shells from the windowpane oyster.
Decorative containers—like this Painted Peacock Capiz Shell Box—can be found in our Asian ethnological collection at our National Museum of Natural History. Representing the cultures of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and he Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, the collection includes crafts, religious art, musical instruments, tools, jewelry, furniture, household items, and clothing.
9.25"l. x 3.5"w. x 1.75"h.

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