Chokwe. <em>Snuff Container (Tesa Ya Ma Kanya)</em>, 19th century. Wood, iron, fiber
, 5 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 3 in. (14 x 5.5 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1089. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1089_PS2.jpg)

Snuff Container (Tesa Ya Ma Kanya)


Medium: Wood, iron, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 3 in. (14 x 5.5 x 7.6 cm)



Accession Number: 22.1089

Image: 22.1089_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved wooden snuff box, representing female figure seated on edge of European-style chair. Hollowed body used to hold snuff; head and neck provided stopper. Female wears large earrings of 3 iron chain links in right ear, and anklets above feet. Well patinated; shows signs of use. Condition: Good

Brooklyn Museum