Xhosa. <em>Snuff Container (Iquaka)</em>, 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, Gift of Thomas A. Eddy, 22.666. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.666_side_PS5.jpg)

Snuff Container (Iquaka)


Medium: Hide scrapings, blood, clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (9.5 x 14 x 8.3 cm)


Accession Number: 22.666

Image: CUR.22.666_side_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum