Wooden box, circular in shape. The box consists of a base and a lid which are both painted green. The top of the lid and the sides of the base have a carved decoration which looks like it was once coloured in red. The inside of the box has an iridescent green beetle, known as Chrysochroa rajah (formerly known as Chrysochroa chinensis). There is also a small circular piece of lining inside of the box.
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