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Heart-Shaped Trinket Box of Stone w/Inlaid Slivers (Vintage) - $29 (Asheville)

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Beautiful little heart-shaped 'lidded' jewelry/trinket box. 1.5" wide and one inch tall. I think it is soapstone (but it might be marble?). I purchased it in Agra, India, very many decades ago when I went to visit the Taj Mahal. It has lovely inlay of mother-of-pearl reminiscent of the Taj Mahal which is chock-full of inlaid stones and mother-of-pearl. The art was brought to India in the 17th century from Persia when Shah Jahan chose to build the Taj Mahal. Lovely inlay of mother-of-pearl. Stone slivers are carefully shaped into minute petals, leaves, and stems all over the Taj Mahal. The last photo shows some of the art inside the Taj Mahal.

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