Digital photograph of a horn carved snuff-bottle, museum number Af1949,46.600, urchased by the British Museum from Mrs …
"Snuff-bottle made of carved horn, in the form of a bearded male figure depicted in relief, with narrow arms and legs, and with a bulbous head in the top of which is the aperture for the snuff." Measures: 12cm (H) x 4.3cm (W) x 4.2cm (D) [Measurements taken from the British Museum online collections database]
"Register addition "South Africa".
Three horn and ivory snuffboxes
Artist names unrecorded, late 1800s
The two dark horn boxes are carved as
a man and a cow â€“ their South Sotho
name, koma, means both penis and
snuffbox. Tswana-speaking artists
made similar snuffboxes from ivory.
Recorded as South Sotho and Tswana, British Museum