Aug 25, 2010

Snuff Container

Snuff Container


Gourd and copper alloy

Overall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.200


The shape and material of gourd snuff containers—like a woman’s womb, the gourd contains and nurtures the seed—suggest they were made for female users and allude to procreation and fecundity.

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African Art
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