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Book-shaped Box

1991.1486 (RS21226)

Description

In the form of a book, the spine is covered with geometric devices and an inscription; the cover is carved with diamonds and triangles. The cover and spine are painted black, the pages and fore-edge are painted ochre; the "foot" of the book opens with a sliding cover.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
Carved on the spine is: PSALMODY/S.A. JONES .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Containers
Descriptive terms
Bible boxes
Box
carving (processes)
incising
painting (coating)
Possibly pine (wood)
Dimensions
4 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1486
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3004

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