Turned and dovetailed antique brass or bronze cylindrical box with intricate inlaid silver and copper decoration including cartouche with Arabic script, birds, interlacing arabesques, and Persian botah. Probably crafted during the 19th century Mamluk revival, though possibly older. The box is lined, probably with tin, and when opened releases an intoxicating fragrance; it was clearly used to store incense or some kind of sweet smelling resin. 5 1/2" diameter, 3 1/4" in height.The item "Fine Antique Islamic Mamluk Cairoware Silver Copper Inlay Box Arabic Script" is in sale since Monday, August 01, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "laluna46" and is located in Rochelle, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.