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19 th Century
Close grained wood was selected for the making of these elongated snuff containers . Made of a male material , the long phallic form was thought best suited to a snuff for use by a man . Men were responsible for making objects in the long lasting materials of wood , horn and metal whilst the more fragile ones of clay , grass and gourds were the domain of women .
|Height||7.50 cm||(2.95 inches)|