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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; South African; Zulu
Title:Snuff Containers
Type:Container; Personal equipment
Materials:carved dark wood
Place Made:Africa
Measurements:1: 1 11/16 in x 1 1/16 in x 1 in; 4.28625 cm x 2.69875 cm x 2.54 cm; 2: 1 3/4 in x 1 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 4.445 cm x 2.69875 cm x 2.69875 cm; 3: 2 3/4 in x 1 in x 1 in; 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm x 2.54 cm
Accession Number:  MH 4.U.M
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louisa Healy Pixley (Class of 1857)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Currently on view

Description:
Missionary Cabinet. Small carved oval containers for holding snuff; missing their stoppers. Made of bullock's horns (according to Louise Randolph's catalogue).

Tags:
African

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