281 Old Silver Opium Hafeem Box

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Antique silver opium box.

In the days when soldiers fought battles on foot and horseback and medical facilities were scarce, soldiers carried hafeem / opium paste with them as painkillers in boxes that hung from their belts.

This is a fine example of such boxes carrying medicinal opium.

Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old

Rajasthan


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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