Object photography

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Object description

  • Eskimo artist
  • Snuff tube, mid-late 19th century
  • Ivory, paint
  • St. Michael, Alaska, United States
  • L: 8 in, W: 1/2 in, D: 1/2 in (L: 20.3 cm, W: 1.3 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E15231


This is an ivory snuff tube made of slightly curved hollow piece of bone ornamented with black incised circles along with diagonals and tree like objects and Y's.