Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box
Rare Rosewood Games Box

Rare Rosewood Games Box

1550 to 1650 Sri Lankan-Portuguese

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A rare Sri-Lankan Portuguese Rosewood Games Box; late 16th/early 17th century; the whole box is profusely carved with various motifs, including two combative lions facing each on the top of the box, and a double headed eagle on the bottom; the inside of the box reveals a backgammon board in ebony, teak and rosewood marquetry. The box measures 13.7cms high, 48.3cms wide and 48.1cms deep.
Two similar boxes are illustrated in Pedro Dias, O Contador das Cenas Familiares, Porto, 2002, p 52-53. There is also a box of similar style in the Palace of Sintra, near Lisbon, collection number PNS2963
Dimensions
Height 13.70 cm (5.39 inches)
Width 48.30 cm (19.02 inches)
Depth 48.10 cm (18.94 inches)
Medium
Rosewood
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