Small Locking Box Art Object

Vintage
Mauritania
Sale $75
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Dimensions: 8" W x 4" H x 4.5" D

This vintage wooden box has metal plate adornments and a lock and key closure.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

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Provenance

This mini locking box comes from Mauritania, West Africa. Historically, it was carried on the side of a camel as luggage, used to transport belongings and supplies through the desert, especially during periods of trade with European coastal merchants and Islamic dealers from the North. The wooden chest comes from a collection of carriers ranging in shape and size _ from miniature locking boxes to large cargo trunks.