This unique, tribal carved box was carved from a very dark, ebony type wood in Africa around 1900.
Carved as two elephants holding aloft the box which has a crocodile carved into lid.
A very attractive piece which is in very good condition for the age. The wood is split along the side of one of the elephants but this is part of the natural shrinkage and ageing process and is some-what expected in a carved wooden item of this type and vintage. Otherwise there are just the usual surface signs of wear.
Please see the photographs for clarification.
measures: 11 1/2 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches deep x 4 3/4 inches high
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