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Snuff Holder

Object Number:AF1368
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:179 - Other Number


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.

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