People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
box (container); writing materials
tin (metal); color (pigment)
color lithography; construction (assembling)
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On the top of the lid, on a red ground a boy wearing a Young Pioneer red kerchief looks up from his reading and gazes thoughtfully into the distance. His open book has a five-pointed red star. To the left are the inscription in Chinese characters under four heroes of the approved operas. The interior lid has two girls playing ping-pong, the factory mark, and the date, all in red on the gray metal.
Do not forget class bitterness. Forever remember the sea-of-blood hatred [top of lid]; facrory mark and date [inside lid]
top of lid, left and center bottom; inside lid, left end of lid
This item was acquired by the donor about 2004 at Panjiayuan Market, Beijing for about 20 RMB [at 7 yuan to the dollar - about $3.00 in 2004].
cultural artifacts; propaganda
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz, New York, United States)
Study Collection. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
modern Chinese styles and periods
Tianjin, People's Republic of China [Zhongguo]
Gift of Alfreda Murck
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