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Writing Box with Design of Flowers and Praying Mantis, Japan, second half of the 19th C. / Gold lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl, gold, and silver inlays.

Picnic Set, Japanese, 19th century Lacqured wood, with gold and silver decoration Courtesy: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Medical specialists were able to see a mummy inside this statue of Buddha. (Photo credit: Jan van Esch via