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Pickering & Inglis

Promise box of Bible verses.

London : Pickering & Inglis, late 19th century?
Physical Description:
set of approximately 150 rolled slips of paper ; each 2.8 x 7.2 cm, in box 14 x 19 x 4 cm. + 1 pair of metal tweezers
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BS680.P64 P53 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Collections of Bible verses such as these are commonly referred to as promise boxes. A Christian adherent would draw, read, and contemplate one verse each day.
Title devised by cataloger.
Set of approximately 150 Bible verses, printed on slips that have been rolled and inserted in a honeycomb pattern into a shallow box. Also included is a pair of simple metal tweezers, for procuring the printed slips. The box, covered in patterned paper of pink and gold, is pyramidal in shape, measuring 9 x 14 cm at top. The box lid is topped with a pink ribbon. The maker is identified on a gold label affixed to the underside of the box: "Manufactured in Great Britain by Pickering & Inglis Ltd."
Subject Terms:
Bible -- Prayers.
Families -- Prayers and devotions.
Promise boxes.
Devotional literature.

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