Snuff Box

Unidentified Kikuyu maker


late 19th-early 20th century

Ivory and metal

Overall: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)

Overall: 14 in. (35.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by Reverend R. H. Leakey 1867-1937, date unknown; Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, England, date unknown; sold to present collection, 1939.

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