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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
And a Zulu carved black horn snuff container
Copper and brass wire, calabash, horn and wood
Late 19th Century
Sizes: 8.5cm & 7.5cm dia. – 3¼ ins & 3 ins dia.
7.5cm high – 3 ins high
Snuff flasks were not just regarded as mere containers; they were seen as objects of personal adornment and often worn as decorative accessories to enhance the costume of the owner. They were therefore carefully and beautifully made.