Brass Chest with Geometric Metalwork


Museum of Design Excellence

Museum of Design Excellence
Mumbai, India

Smaller chests - resembling briefcases consisting of various tiers on the inside and generally layered with velvet - were lighter in weight and could, therefore, be moved easily. Similar to tea chests or vanity cases, they are also known as Shirazi or Basra chests as they travelled from India to Shiraz and then onwards to Zanzibar.


  • Title: Brass Chest with Geometric Metalwork
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Original Source: Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India

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