Large 19thC Sri Lankan Inlaid Lime Box
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka: Pre 1900: item # 1073483
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An unusually large Sri Lankan copper lime box with foliate and geometric decoration in brass, partially gilded, with spatula and chain. Length of box: 13 cm., incl. chain etc. 46.5 cm.,19th cent.
Such boxes, used to contain the reagent lime are an essential part of betel nut paraphernalia.