Object Detail


Brief Description
Jewellery box, lacquered wood, inlaid interior. The box has a hinged lid with an inlaid depiction of an elephant, made from what is thought to be ivory, within a patterned circle. The front side of the box has a lock but the key is missing. Inside the box is a removable wooden drawer with two metal loops at either end and nine small compartments. Each of the compartments has a decorated lid and all but one has a metal loop handle in the centre of the lid. Inside compartment NPM993.18.160.4, a piece of newspaper was found with four small wooden rods wrapped inside.
Collection
Accession Number
NPM993.18.160
Measurements
.1 - Box = Length (mm) = 325mm
.1 - Box = Width (mm) = 215mm
.1 - Box = Depth (mm) = 120mm
.2 - Lid = Length (mm) = 325mm
.2 - Lid = Width (mm) = 210mm
.2 - Lid = Depth (mm) = 7mm
.3 - Drawer = Length (mm) = 305mm
.3 - Drawer = Width (mm) = 191mm
.3 - Drawer = Depth (mm) = 40mm
.4 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 91mm
.4 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 55mm
.4 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 5mm
.5 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 90mm
.5 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 52mm
.5 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 7mm
.6 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 91mm
.6 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 52mm
.6 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 6mm
.7 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 94mm
.7 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 41mm
.7 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 7mm
.8 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 94mm
.8 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 76mm
.8 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 7mm
.9 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 94mm
.9 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 40mm
.9 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 6mm
.10 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 93mm
.10 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 54mm
.11 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 91mm
.11 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 52mm
.11 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 6mm
.12 - Compartment lid = Length (mm) = 90mm
.12 - Compartment lid = Width (mm) = 52mm
.12 - Compartment lid = Depth (mm) = 6mm
Media and Materials
Wood/General
Ivory/Animal based/General
Media and Materials Description
Black and brown wood, with what is thought to be ivory decoration in places.
Credit Line
Box, jewelry. Nelson Provincial Museum, Ovens Collection: NPM993.18.160

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