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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; South African; Zulu
Title:Snuff box
Type:Container; Personal Equipment
Materials:Gourd, pigment
Place Made:Africa
Measurements:overall: 3 3/8 x diam 2 1/8 in.; 8.5725 x 5.3975 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On paper tag with object: "[torn] box." On tag with object: "Zulu Snuff Box{ Presented by Miss H.M. Bridgman Umzmubi. M. Sta- Natal So.Ea. Afa.-"
Accession Number:  MH 2003.26.12
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Round gourd of an orange color with carved design in red/black and tiny white triangles, dirty and worn.

Tags:
African

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