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Casket for pan (pandan) - Casket for pan

Casket for pan

  • Object:

    Casket for pan (pandan)

  • Date:

    c. 1650-1700 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    nephrite jade

  • Credit Line:

    Wells Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The pale green nephrite box and cover are in the shape of a leaf from the piper betel tree. The sides are decorated with single flower heads on a scrolling line, all in low relief. The cover has a single flowering plant with a very long, slender, straight stem from which flowers of different kinds radiate out to cover the convex surface.


c. 1650-1700 (made)

Materials and Techniques

nephrite jade


Height: 3.3 cm minus lid, Height: 5.5 cm with lid, Length: 13 cm

Object history note

Wells Bequest.

Descriptive line

Pale green nephrite jade, Mughal, second half of 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 228, cat. no. 1153
The art of India and Pakistan, a commemorative catalogue of the exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1947-8. Edited by Sir Leigh Ashton. London: Faber and Faber, [1950]



Subjects depicted

Box; Flowers


Containers; Hardstone


South & South East Asia Collection

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