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Small model of a dowry chest c.1995

Wood, cotton, satin, yellow metal | RCIN 94868

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This is a smaller version of a dowry chest, which would contain a bride’s dowry, or money, as well as linen, clothing and jewellery. The original chests were often imported into the Middle East from India, built from teak and decorated with elaborate brass studs and plates.