box (containers); lid (containers); saucer (containers)

Lacquered wooden box in the shape of a mangosteen. The bowl-shaped box-section is brown on the outside, and red on the inside, with the foot consisting of a circle divided into 8 petal-shape. The domed lid is brown on the outside, and red on the inside. The stem and top which is divided into four segments are gold-coloured. The footed saucer is brown on the top, and red on the underside, apart from the foot, which is plain.

This type of box was used as a container for such things as betel ingredients. The fruit represented is of symbolic significance in Malay culture.

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