A colonial bible box

Period:
18th century
Dimensions:
9 x 23 x 16 cm
Reference:
100-357

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A colonial bible box

This box is made of coromandel wood, with silver engraved mountings.
 
A Bible was kept in this box. The box was also meant as a status symbol, to show your wealth on the way to church.
 
Colonial, Sri Lanka, 18th century.
 
Literature: Uit verre landen, Guus Röell, June 2014.
 
See also added the newspaper clipping from 1985, on which a similar box is depicted.

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