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Ancient And Traditional Boxes, Caskets And Chests In Sri Lankan Museums (Killota Or Chunam (Lime) Boxes
Author P.H.D.H. De Silva
ISBN 9789556652819
Publisher Vijitha Yapa Publications
Pages 182
Size 21.5 X 30 cm
Weight 930
Our Price Rs. 5,000.00
In 2008 a study was undertaken on the collections of ‘ Ancient and Traditional Boxes, Caskets and Chests in Sri Lanka Museums ’ and the study of Lime Boxes in these collections was a part of this scholarly exercise. In the national museums’ collections are two gold Lime boxes; one is Kandyan said to be the gift to the Dehigama family by the King Kirti Sri Raja Simha. The other is a low-country lady’s Lime box with tooth and ear picks and spatula. Among the other types described and illustrated in this publication are; Animal and fruit shaped Lime boxes, Wheel or Udakkiya shaped Lime boxes, Truncate cone shaped and Globe shaped Lime boxes, Elliptical Lime boxes, Ladies Lime boxes ( Low country ) and Kandyan Lime boxes which constitute the majority.


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