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Antique Italian Carved Bone Powder Box


This curious antique powder box has been crafted from the femur bone of a mammal. The organically shaped box features carvings all over of mythological scenes inspired by ancient Greece and acanthus leaf and wheat patterns. The narrow, upper post surmounting the box has a hole to the top, and the box features two metal rings to one side.


  • In the Style Of
    Classical Greek
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    19th Century
  • Dimensions

    H 14.57 in. x W 3.94 in. x D 3.15 in.

    H 37 cm x W 10 cm x D 8 cm

  • Seller location
    London, GB
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