Snuff Holder


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1368
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bateke
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Fabric | Wood

Two horns used as snuff boxes attached by a striped woven black and brown strap; horn on left side is long and has seventeen natural ridges, beginning at the base and ending towards the center; this horn is attached to the strap at both ends, with a hole incised through the base and at the point; an iron ring is placed through each hole and strap is tied to these; there are two iron clasps wrapped around the strap, at both ends of first horn; the second horn is shorter and widerl a hole is incised through the base and the strap is tied to this.

Length 24.7 cm
Width 4.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 179 - Other Number

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