box (containers); lid (containers)

Stacking boxes, made of wood with a lacquered surface. There are two containers, circular in shape, one of which is bigger than the other. The smaller box fits on top of the larger one. There is a separate lid. There are grooves carved into the side of the containers, and also the top surface of the lid, creating bands of decoration. There is a large crack which runs down the side of both containers.

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