Wood, tortoise shell
Overall: 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 8.3 cm )
inscribed: in low relief: "ARC DE TRIOMPHE/DU CAROUSEL"
Circular wooden snuffbox with tortoise shell lining; cover is carved with detailed scene of the Arche de Triumphe with figures in the foreground.
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.
Gift of A.V. W. Van Vechten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.