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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:German
Title:Vanitas Snuff Box in the Shape of a Skull
Date Made:ca. 1740-1760
Type:Container
Materials:carved and polished burl wood with brass hinge and catch plate
Accession Number:  SC 2021.36
Credit Line:Purchased with the Carol Ramsay Chandler Fund

Description:
Snuffbox decorated on top of lide with expulsion of Adam and Even from the Garden of Eden; hollow; anatomcally accurate skull, including suture lines

Tags:
skulls; vanitas

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