Wooden chest decorated with lacquer and pieces of glass. The fron and both sides are decorated with pieces of glass set in raised lacquer, some in geometric shapes, some vegetal scrolling. On the sides the glass is plain, while on the front there is fair amount of green glass in the decoration. On one side two apsaras appear; those on the opposite side are missing. On the front there is a hamsa; others are missing. The lid is covered with black lacquer on the upper surface, red on the underside. The remainder of the inner surface is black apart from a raised compartment on the right hand side which has a lid which lifts on a wooden hinge. The dege of the lid is gilt on black and red lacquer. The lower edge of the chest has been reinforced with an extra wooden border.

may have originally been used as a manuscript chest

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