Lid of a Maori feather or treasure box, engraved on the outer surface only. It is of lenticular shape, and pierced with a distinctive hole where a knot has fallen out. This hole has been incorporated seamlessly into the engraving scheme of the lid, which itself fits perfectly into the engraving scheme of the box itself.
feather box lid
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