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Zulu Horn Snuff Bottle

Tribe Dynasty

Zulu

Country Of Origin

Republic of South Africa

Region

KwaZulu-Natal

Date

19th century

Size

8.5 cms (3ΒΌ ins)

Materials

Horn

Provenance

ex David Lewin

Snuff taking was a social ritual widely enjoyed by both men and women in southern Africa. Snuff containers could come in many sizes, forms and materials. They were often items of personal prestige and adornment decorating the body, hanging from the waist or arm, attached to cloaks or bags some even hanging from pierced earlobes. This simple and elegant example, with a polished patina from use, is made from horn and follows its natural shape without any decorative embellishment.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1979

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