Sunduk. Carved cedar chest. Tahzout

460,00 €

  • Lenght 79 cm
  • Width 36 cm
  • Height 46 cm

MA0419-230

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.