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Antique Chinese Tibetan carved horn snuff container

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1096021

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When carefully examined, the shaped body of this antique ceremonial Tibetan snuff container appears to be animal horn. Decorated with silver and bronze fittings, coral, turquoise and agate beads, this snuff bottle or more accurately, snuff container would have been worn suspended from a chain as a costume ornament by a shaman. It was purchased in Kunming from a Tibetan woman who was there selling her family treasures.

The container alone is 6 inches long with an additional 3 inch leather fob. There is one bezel and stone bead missing on the back side...