Covered Box

Accession No. R023505
Period Sui and Tang dynasties
Material Porcelain
Findspot Tomb No. 243 Hsiao-t'un, Yin-xu Site
Geographic Location Hsiao-t'un village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension L. 7.8 cm; W. 5.8 cm; D. 1.9 cm


The unpatterned rectangle box was found as two cases buckled together. Normally, porcelain boxes were made in a rounded shape and used as powder cases or incense containers in the Tang and Song dynasties.