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Bento box

Contemporary Era, Asia

Bento boxes have been used in Japan since the 12th century to easily transport and preserve food. This example with two compartments features a peony pattern with pearl inlay.


  • Type: Dinner pail
  • Place of origin: Japan
  • Materials and techniques: Lacquered wood
  • Date: 20th century
  • Dimensions: 15 + 17 cm
  • Weight: 669g
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