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Box, Lid, E57.238

Physical Description

Cuboid brass box with lid, cast by the lost-wax technique. Geometrical design in relief on lid: 4 spiral or 'rams horn' motifs framed on 2 sides by short fringe of parallel lines.

DESIGN:
curling motif = dwanimen, or dwenini, = ram's horn. Symbol of strength.

Research Notes

Africa Collection File:
/Brass box -square (=D88.64)

Provenance

Locality:
Collected by: G Ulrich

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 23 x 28.3 x 31mm

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