container (containers)

A container with a lid. The container is made from a large nut, and sits on a pedestal. The pedestal consists of three small carved elephants with ivory or bone tusks. Small disks of ivory or bone are also inlaid into the surface of the pedestal. The bowl has a carved leaf decoration. The lid consists of a small carved elephant sat on a circular disc. The elephant has two tusks made of bone or ivory. There are also small discs of bone or ivory inlaid into the surface. Some of the tusks from the elephants are missing.

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