votive container

Votive container consisting of a star-shaped unit cast in brass in one piece and divided into 5 tear-shaped compartments, each provided with a hinged lid and tinned on the inside. Riveted to each lid is a brass quadruped and riveted to the base are five legs in the form of deer (one missing). There is a tapped hole in the centre.

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