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RARE HORN SNUFF CONTAINER

Southern Africa. £850

Rare Form of Horn Snuff Container. Possibly Southern Sotho, Zulu or Nguni, Southern Africa

It is likely that the unusual form of this snuff container was achieved by heating and bending the horn into shape to give the container the pronounced central ridge . The head has been carved with the spout resembling the open mouth. The eyes have been inserted with a lighter colour horn each with a dark dot centre. The flattened base has been carved from a fine flat thin section of dark colour horn that has been held neatly in place by a series of fine metal and horn pens. A similar example, although figurative, is published in The Art of Southeast Africa (p.77).

Estimated Period: Early 20th Century

Ex Private Collection, UK

L: 16 cm

Custom-Mounted

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