Furniture and Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka
Bible boxes (document containers)
Bible box with slanting hinged top, with applied gold decorative hinges, and fittings
Document containers with slanting top, used to hold a Bible, books, or writing materials.
Private collection, Europe
FDASL Item Type Metadata
Second half 18th century
Place of Creation
Measurements (H: W: L:)
20.3 x 12.1 x 5.7 cm. (8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Ivory and gold
Carved and joined
Gold hinges and fittings
"Bible boxes (document containers)," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #11028, http://dlir.aiys.org/archive/items/show/11028 (accessed January 29, 2015).