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An Opium Container

1901/1930

Sanskriti Museums

Sanskriti Museums

This lathe-turned circular container is made by hollowing a piece of wood and is lined with brass rings at its narrow opening and with brass strips which strengthen the box from all sides.
The opium boxes from western India usually had narrow mouths to prevent the opium mixed liquid from evaporating or drying up.

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Details

  • Title: An Opium Container
  • Date Created: 1901/1930
  • Location: Gujarat
  • Physical Dimensions: H 8 cm x Dia 21 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Brass and Wood
  • Period: Early 20th Century

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