charm box

Woman's amulet case, ga'u, in kerima or kidney-shaped form made of copper alloy containing two pieces of paper with inscription on both sides. Decorated with a metal setting in the form of a stylised lotus flower at the top and bottom. At the top is cylindrical loop formed of three segments. Below is a scroll shape of a three segments with a small loop below.

Kerima’ or kidney form (see also 37.138i, nn3662 and nn3656). It looks late nineteenth century, although it may well be older.

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