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Sultan Abdul Samad's betel nut box
E1389.1963.HA.181
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This artifact has been registered in the List Of National Heritage by the Department of National Heritage

History of the Object
This betel nut box once belonged to Almarhum Sultan Abdul Samad (1859 - 1880). It is made of silver, coated with gold and decorated with floral and butterfly motifs. It has five cembul and a kacip also coated with gold.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Silver coated with gold 
Measurements
Width 4.5cm, Height 15.5cm, Length 33cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
17th Century 
Where it was made
Selangor 
Geography
Malaysia 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
17th Century 
Function
to keep betel nut and leafs 
Acquisition
Acquired and registered in 1963 
Copyright
© Department of Museums Malaysia 
Acknowledgements
Department of Museums Malaysia 
Owner
Almahum Sultan Abdul Samad 
Museum
Department Of Museums Malaysia 
Credit line
© Department of Museums Malaysia 

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