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Cosmetic box: ML.11 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Grey stoneware cosmetic box with impressed and incised decoration. The lower part has a rounded base and sides which narrow at the top to create a slight shoulder covered by the deep, domed cover. The lower part of the sides are decorated with eight incised circles, each containing five radiating lines. Above, there is a zone of vertical rows of impressed marks and a zone of slanting rows of impressed marks.
The cover has a zone of vertical rows of impressed marks.

The interior has brownish accretions and there are brown stains on one side of the box and cover.


History note: Captain Dugald Malcolm

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6 cm
Height: 6.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)


Silla Kingdom (57BC-956)
7th Century
Possibly 600 - 699

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.11 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 138716
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 27 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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