Snuffbox

Object Number: 
INV.7761ab
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in low relief: "ARC DE TRIOMPHE/DU CAROUSEL"
Description: 
Circular wooden snuffbox with tortoise shell lining; cover is carved with detailed scene of the Arche de Triumphe with figures in the foreground.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this piece was torn from the neck of an African warrior during the Matebele war and was given to a gentleman who later on gave it to the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of A.V. W. Van Vechten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group