Sunduk. Carved wooden chest Tahzout (L)

580,00 €

  • Lenght 101 cm
  • Width 48 cm
  • Height 55 cm

MA0717-440

An old carved cedarwood chest from Tahzout in the region of Al Hoceïma on the Moroccan Mediterranean coast. Its carved decoration shows a serie of arches that represent the mihrab of mosques and also, according to many scholars, are a representation of the ancient Carthaginean goddess Tanit.These pieces of furniture or -sunduk- were used to keep valuables belongings such as jewellery, glass, cosmetics, etc.