container (containers)

Small cylindrical ivory container with four carved lines at the top and bottom and a single line in the centre, and one end closed except for a small hole in the centre. The circular base has a grooved section to attach it to the container. The circular lid is decorated with inlaid mosaic in blue, green, red and white metal, and there is a small detachable protrusion which fits into the container.

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