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Object Name Desk, Portable
Place of Origin Prob. India
Description Carved sandalwood portable writing desk. The exterior has relief carving of three domed buildings surrounded by foliate elements with birds. Top is hinged in two pieces; the bottom two-thirds is slanted and hinged on the bottom, the third is flat and hinged on the top. The bottom opens to a slanted writing surface covered in green felt; below is additional storage for paper, etc., the bottom of which is also covered in green felt. The top lid opens to reveal 7 compartments for ink, pen nibs, etc., three of which are covered with carved sandalwood lids.
Accession Number 1980.735