Snuff Container (Iquaka)
Arts of Africa
On View: African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
Hide scrapings, blood, clay
late 19th century
3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (9.5 x 14 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Xhosa. Snuff Container (Iquaka), late 19th century. Hide scrapings, blood, clay, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (9.5 x 14 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.666. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Snuff container in form of a long-horn bull. Many small protrusions over surface of body; made from a mixture of hide scrapings, blood, and clay. Snuff container is in good and stable condition; container cover or stopper is missing.
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