Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka

Dublin Core

Title

Bible boxes (document containers)

Subject

Furnishings

Description

Bible box with slanting hinged top, with applied silver pierced decorative plaques, escutcheon and hinges
Document containers with slanting top, used to hold a Bible, books, or writing materials.

Source

Private collection, Europe

Relation

Whole

Identifier

euro02.05

FDASL Item Type Metadata

Period

First half 18th century

Place of Creation

Sri Lanka

Measurements (H: W: L:)

21.6 x 13.3 x 6.4 cm. (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Materials

Ivory and silver

Techniques

Carved and joined

Features

Silver escutcheon and fittings

Citation

"Bible boxes (document containers)," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #11016, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/11016 (accessed December 6, 2022).

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