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Prayer Holder (box) (India)

This is a Prayer holder (box). It is dated 20th century and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Louise B. Scott. It is credited Gift of Louise B. Scott.

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  • cotton appliqué and embroidery on elm bark (ohyo) foundation.
  • Gift of Alice Boney.
  • 1962-67-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13.4 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings


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Prayer Holder (box) (India); silver; H x W x D: 13.4 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.); Gift of Louise B. Scott; 1953-13-7

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