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Nara Hako - Keepsake box - Spalited maple mosaic box with ebony edging and base, solid heavy brass drop pull and hinges
Decorative Keepsake Box Nara Hako

13" x 9" x 7.5 "

Spalted 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.

Additional views below

Nara Hako - Oven view - Keepsake box - Spalted maple box with ebony edging and base, heavy brass hardware

Nara Hako - Keepsake box close-up view


Posted August 31, 2006. Last updated June 6, 2023. 
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