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Box of Seashells


1 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (diameter) (3.81 cm x 12.07 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.51.a-m
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Boxes
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • boxes - Rigid, often rectangular containers usually with a lid or cover in which something nonliquid is kept or carried.
  • cardboard - A type of stiff pasteboard that is thicker than 0.006 inches, typically consisting of good-quality chemical pulp or rag pasteboard, and varying greatly in type and stability. High quality archival cardboard is made from rag pulp and has a low acid content, used for mounting prints, drawings and watercolors. Other grades of cardboard is used for cards, signs, printed materials, and high-quality boxes. Inferior grades of cardboard, such as corrugated board, are made from coarsely ground sulfite treated wood pulp; for this board, use "corrugated board." The first carboard box was produced in England in 1817. Corrugated cardboard was patented in 1871.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • seashell - The exoskeleton of salt-water mollusks, often used for jewelry or decorative objects.

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  • Elizabeth Gray Vining, Windows for the Crowned Prince J. B. Lippincott Company. Philadelphia and New York, 1952
    Page Number: 120

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