box (containers); lid; paper (sample (writing & printing)); spices

Two cylindrical wooden lacquered boxes and lids. One container is smaller than the other. Both containers have paper lining on the inside. The contents of both boxes consist of a spice, possibly peppercorns, which are a deep red and brown. The containers are lacquered both on the outer and the inner surfaces. The outside surface is red and has a floral decoration. The larger container has flowers and a bird depicted in soft greens, pinks and gold. The smaller box also has a floral decoration, but with a butterfly depicted, also in soft greens, pinks and gold. The inside of both containers are lacquered in black. The inside of the lid of the smaller container has a small label with an inscription, possibly in Arabic. The base of the large container has a label with its original accession number "69" on it.

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