Lacquered Pen Box. Dimensions: 1 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (3 x 3.8 x 23.3 cm). Maker: Manohar (active ca. 1582-1624). Date: late 17th-early 18th century. The artist Manohar, who has signed his name next to the two lovers at the top of the lid, has adorned this box with a mix of images: the woman holding a tree is taken from ancient Indian sculpture, some figures have been borrowed from European pastoral scenes, and others are derived from Iranian miniatures. Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.