I know nothing about this beautiful item ...I think its from India, I think it is very old and I think it is authentic . It measures 42 cm x 19 cm and is approximately 2 cm deep. The carved wood with the faded memory of painted colour is breathtaking, the wood left with the faintest staining .It has a loop at the back for hanging, this is a new addition. How to price and value something you cannot name is a tricky business. It comes down to this - how much is it worth to me? What am i willing to let it go for? This is a true treasure.