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Snuff box

Object Number: 
INV.7982
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
incised: front side: "Sang on mit Bott mit Bott bor nu / dirl itt der lebenffe lebens Louf (?)" incised: bottom: SFRAN - H - L CISCUS / Hoferius"
Description: 
Oval carved ivory snuffbox with hinged lid at the center top; lid has altar scene surrounded with acanthus leaves, rinceau border around the sides, bottom image of a kneeling monk outside a religious structure, with crucified Christ in the air.
Gallery Label: 
The image on the bottom possibly depicts St. Francis of Assisi.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group