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Uzbek tassels from hair braids combined with Pakistan niello componants, silk tassel added inside. (designed by Linda Pastorino)

Kyodai (makeup set), 19th century, Wood, lacquer, bronze, brass, Japan, H: 25 5/8 in, L: 10 3/4 in (H: 65.1 cm, L: 27.3 cm). This is a Kyodai, or makeup set. It is ornamented with chrysanthemum-shaped gilt metal fittings and gold maki-e shells and aquatic plants. The set includes a water container, oil container, two white power boxes, and a mirror.

Kyodai (makeup set), 19th century, Wood, lacquer, bronze, brass, Japan, H: 25 5/8 in, L: 10 3/4 in (H: 65.1 cm, L: 27.3 cm). This is a Kyodai, or makeup set. It is ornamented with chrysanthemum-shaped gilt metal fittings and gold maki-e shells and aquatic plants. The set includes a water container, oil container, two white power boxes, and a mirror.

Brazier A portable clay brazier for cooking and heating interior spaces. Mid-2nd - early 1st cent. BC. Acropolis Museum.

Brazier A portable clay brazier for cooking and heating interior spaces.

Picnic set in the form of a river boat, made in Tōkyō c.1801-1840 by Kajikawa Bunryūsai. Wood, covered in black nashiji lacquer, with maki-e lacquer decoration in gold, silver, and red; with engraved silver mounts. 33 x 74 x 32 cm max. (height x width x depth)

Picnic Set in the Form of a River Boat Japan, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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A hermit playing qin in a bamboo grove - carved brush pot, Ming Dynasty -

Japanese lacquer tray (Sakazuki) for o-toso - "o-toso" is spiced medicinal sake traditionally drunk during New Year celebration to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life in Japan.

Japanese lacquer tray (Sakazuki) for o-toso - "o-toso" - spiced medicinal sake traditionally drank during the New Year celebration to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life in Japan.

Terracotta tripod kothon (vessel for perfumed oil) Boeotian mid-6th century BCE Attributed to the Group of the Boeotian Dancers

Terracotta tripod kothon (vessel for perfumed oil) Boeotian century BCE Attributed to the Group of the Boeotian Dancers

Food containers and cutleries said to be used by people of Three Kingdom era (220 - 280) at the end of the Han Dynasty

Food containers and cutleries said to be used by people of Three Kingdom era - at the end of the Han Dynasty

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