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Daily Art Fix – Old Silver Opium Hafeem Box

AJS-281 | ANTIQUE SILVER OPIUM BOX

In the days when soldiers fought battles on foot and horseback and medical facilities were scarce, soldiers carried hafeem / opium paste with them as painkillers in boxes that hung from their belts.

This is a fine example of such a medicinal opium box

Rajasthan, India

jm

Jan 2017

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