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Silver and Bronze Camel Chest Lock 19th Century, North Africa
A silver and bronze camel chest lock 19th century, North Africa, bought in Tunisia in the early 1960s directly from Nomads. The lock was used to lock valuables in chests which were then packed on camel caravans for travel. The lock is bronze and silver with stylized geometric patterns, the lock has the original key, which slides into the top to open, the key slot is not obvious at first glance. The lock is in working condition and measures 4"-inches wide x 3 3/4"-inches high x 1 1/8"-inches thick. The lock dates from about the mid-1840s to 1860s, possibly earlier.
- Of the Period
- Place of OriginTunisia
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1840
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 3.75 in. x W 4.00 in. x D 1.13 in.H 9.53 cm x W 10.16 cm x D 2.88 cm
- Seller LocationOttawa, CA
- Reference NumberLU1417210697823
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