box (containers); lid (containers)

Circular wooden container, with a dark lacquered surface. There are three parts, which include a container which has a smaller container inside it, and also a flat circular lid. The lid fits into the smaller container. The containers and the lid have a series of grooves as decoration. There is a large crack which runs through the side of the containers to the centre of the base.

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