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Snuff Container

1880s

Wood and wire

3 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (8.89 × 3.81 × 3.18 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2021.2.7
Geography: 
Zimbabwe
Culture: 
Zulu
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

'Mr. Meiring, Sr.,' Zimbabwe, 1880s, and by descent [see note 1]; sale, Sotheby’s, New York, May 19, 2000, lot 288; sold to Paul F. Walter (1937–2017), New York; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: According to the Sotheby’s sale catalogue, Mr. Meiring was a South African land surveyor in Zimbabwe.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.