box (containers)

A round, painted, wooden box. The base is a short cylinder with the outer surface decorated black and red with decorative borders at the top and bottom. The main section is decorated with a grid pattern with carved bone studs at the crosses and a red motif in the middle of the grid. Inside the box is painted red with a thick, green band at the rim and a circular hole in the base.

Collection Information

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