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Box
Date Made/Found: 1700-1900
Material and Medium: Brass, copper
Dimensions: Overall: 39 x 95 x 114mm (1 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/2in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1962.120
This is believed to be a Quran (or Koran) case, made of brass. The Quran is the main religious text of Islam. The box was made in India in the 1700 or 1800s. This is a rectangular box of two halves made of brass, with a large hinge and clasp in copper. The upper surface of the lid is decorated with pierced work and the sides are engraved. The hinge and clasp are cylindrical and have embossed (raised) hoops. This object was digitised as part of the Objects in 3D project funded by JISC.
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