container (containers)

Roughly spherical container made from a hollowed gourd, with a rectangular lid cut into the top, which is attached to the gourd with plant fibre. On the top of the object is a label with a faded ink inscription, printed at the bottom with 'Ex Mus. [...] Mantua and Montserrat'. There are several large cracks in the gourd.

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