This is miniature replica of the Ark of the Covenant. It is gold plated and fits the description of the ark found in Hebrews 9:4-5. The top with the cherubim wings lifts off.
The size of the ark is 2x1.5x1.1 inches and the base is 4.4 x 2.2 inches.
In that room were a gold incense altar and a wooden chest called the Ark of the Covenant, which was covered with gold on all sides. Inside the Ark were a gold jar containing manna, Aaron's staff that sprouted leaves, and the stone tablets of the covenant. Above the Ark were the cherubim of divine glory, whose wings stretched out over the Ark's cover, the place of atonement.....