This small 4" x 4" box is covered with chip carving. The box is an original made from basswood, each piece cut and shaped by hand, before the carving was added. After the carving was completed the pieces were glued together, given a final sanding, and sealed with a gloss spar-urethane.
Put it on the shelf to look at, use it for a small jewellery box, or use it as a reliquary as it would have been used in the Middle Ages.
I won an honourable mention at the SCA Break the Back of Winter arts and science competition, 2011, with this box.