Maasai Snuff Box SB.1.52

SB.1.52

Snuff Box

Container / Snuffbox. Maasai. Kenya. No. 7. XI.E.21. Portable beige container delicately made from a section of animal horn then characterized by a slightly swollen belly and a long thin neck trimmed with copper wire. It is flanked by a wick ending in a ram running along the neck. The mouthpiece, with collar, closes with a wooden pad fitted with a grasping chain made of copper beads. Bakelite clad? Containers of this type, commonly called "snuff boxes" were very often hunting trophies and prestigious objects, which could contain snuff, but also other substances such as gunpowder or medicinal herbs.

Category: Snuff box

Material: Cow horn. Copper. Iron. Wood.

Location: Kenya

Dimensions in Centimeters:

Length: 24

Width: 5

Height: 5

Stéphane Brosset Collection Museum

Maasai Snuff Box SB.1.52

SB.1.52

Snuff Box

Container / Snuffbox. Maasai. Kenya. No. 7. XI.E.21. Portable beige container delicately made from a section of animal horn then characterized by a slightly swollen belly and a long thin neck trimmed with copper wire. It is flanked by a wick ending in a ram running along the neck. The mouthpiece, with collar, closes with a wooden pad fitted with a grasping chain made of copper beads. Bakelite clad? Containers of this type, commonly called "snuff boxes" were very often hunting trophies and prestigious objects, which could contain snuff, but also other substances such as gunpowder or medicinal herbs.

Category: Snuff box

Material: Cow horn. Copper. Iron. Wood.

Location: Kenya

Dimensions in Centimeters:

Length: 24

Width: 5

Height: 5

Stéphane Brosset Collection Museum