snuff box

Snuff box, in the form of a cylinder carved into ringed form with incised decoration of bands of short parallel lines, both vertical and oblique. The box is closed with a lid made of a disc of gourd and secured with hide thong to a knob on the side which is decorated with four burnt circles.

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