This unusual box and cover is carved to look like wickerwork, with a framework of split bamboo. It represents a type of vessel that has not survived the intervening millennia.
Published: O. Bopearachchi, C. Landes, C. Sachs, De l’Indus à l’Oxus. Archéologie de l’Asie Centrale, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Montpellier, 2003, no. 17
Provenance: Private collection, UK