box (containers)

A wooden box which is circular and lacquered in a deep red. This container is part of a set of stacking boxes. The outside surface of the box has grooves carved into the side, creating bands of decoration. There is a large crack which runs down the side of the container and through to the centre of the base. This container is the smaller of the two.

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