Description & Technical information

Silver mounted casket with three section cambered lid. Vary rare objects generally, this particular Gujarati casket is one of approximately six known caskets of identical origin and made entirely of light coloured (blond) tortoiseshell plaques.

Date:  16th century
Period:  1400-1600, 16th Century
Origin:  India, Gujarat
Medium: Tortoiseshell, silver
Dimensions: 11.43 x 19.81 x 8.89 cm (4¹/₂ x 7⁴/₅ x 3¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Portuguese Private Collection
Categories: Works of Art