Wood, paper, metal, gilding, textile
Overall: 4 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. ( 12.1 x 26.7 x 14.9 cm )
Rectangular wooden box with flat, hinged lid, covered with paper lithographed with images of "The Life of King David" in red, blue, and black on off-white ground (discolored) with accompanying text on front of box; strips of gilded metal (or foil) affixed to edge of lid; on inside of lid, angel, sun, crescent moon, stars, ark, and bird (possibly rooster) cut out of paper printed in red, yellow, blue, and black and pasted to lid; inside of box covered in fabric, slightly stained, with inscription in black ink on edge.
written: in pencil on edge, inside box: "May 28. 1918"
lithographed: on box lid, slightly overlapping sides: "THE LIFE/OF KING DAVID"
lithographed: on box, front, below scenes: "The LORD forbid that I should stretch/forth mine hand against the LORD'S anoin[t]/ed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the/spear that is a[paper torn]"; [three other passages below pictures]
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