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Tobacco Box with Cover

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Until the early twentieth century Ainu men smoked tobacco from long-stemmed pipes that they carried daily, along with a long pipe holder that was tucked into one’s sash and a tobacco box that would hang by a chord from the pipe holder. The small bowl of the pipe fit into the hole at the end of the pipe holder. It is likely that the Ainu people developed a taste for tobacco through the influence of Chinese merchants, their primary trading partners for centuries.
CULTURE Ainu
MEDIUM Wood
DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (9.5 x 10.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
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ACCESSION NUMBER 12.473a
CREDIT LINE Gift of Herman Stutzer
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Ainu. Tobacco Box with Cover. Wood, 3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (9.5 x 10.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.473a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 12.473a_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 12.473a_PS9.jpg., 2019
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Ainu. <em>Tobacco Box with Cover</em>. Wood, 3 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (9.5 x 10.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.473a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 12.473a_PS9.jpg)

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