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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African
Title:Box
Date Made:late 19th or early 20th century
Type:Container
Materials:Ebony and ivory
Place Made:Africa
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.2019.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Ornamental black lacquer box, locked shut. Outside edges and grooved and squat feet are scrolled. On the top of the box are six finials that sit inside square compartments, two pen rests, a black wooden rod that sits in a groove, and a raised box with a sliding lid decorated with a raised elephant sculpture. Elephant has ivory colored tusks.

Tags:
African; boxes; elephants; black; animals

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