These boxes were used to store old religious manuscripts in Jain temples. Being that the manuscripts were of a standard size so were the boxes that held them. Every once in awhile the temple holds auctions to raise funds for newer projects and thus these and other temple pieces come on the market. All have original red painted background with and floral patterns, very traditional. This box has a lotus painted on the front.
14-7/8″ (L) x 7-3/8″ (W) x 9-1/2″ (H)
4 lbs. 7 ozs.
100 years or older
Good condition, wear consistent with age
$320.00 includes shipping lower 48 states