Decorative Keepsake Box Nara Hako
13" x 9" x 7.5 "
Maple Mosaic Box
Made with 343 indivisual diamond-shaped tiles of spalted maple on solid maple body - Ebony edging and base
Solid heavy brass hinges and drop pull
This unusual box is a replica of 8th century Japanese box made for Japanese Emperor Shomu.
The original resides in the Shosoin, the imperial repository, in Nara, Japan.