I have 2 assemblages to show you. I've been working on my hinges and both of these have a hinged lid with a hidden 'Offering'. This one has a thin base of Faux Bone onto which copper has been riveted.
This view shows the etching I did of a chubby cherub's face on the dome. Can you see it? I created and used aging techniques on a wing attached below the copper.
When the lid is raised, the offerings are exposed. In this case 3 pearl eggs on a platter.
This is '2nd Offering'.
This offering is a lashed wheat sheaf on a platter. I didn't think of these as food offerings when I made these. I see that now they can be. I saw them more as Earthen offerings to the gods or some sort of entity. Kind of a mystery, and I like that.