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Globe-shaped coconut box with slightly domed circular lid with an ebony turned knop on a bulbous round body raised on a turned ebony shaft and domed coconut base. The lid, body and base are densly carved with animal figures in round or lunette shaped reserves, enclosed by varriously patterned borders including: flowerheads, gadrooning, and flutting.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Incised on the lid and base sides are carved animals identified: ""Hare on lid"", ""Lion, Tiger, Bull, Elephant, Buffalo, Pig, porcupine, Polecat, Hedgehog, Wild Rat and Dog"".
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Title Box Accession Number 1991.1493B
9 1/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Maine (United States)