Two Zulu/South Nguni/Transkei Snuff Containers, together with a Necklace South Africa
Lot 141Y
Two Zulu/South Nguni/Transkei Snuff Containers, together with a Necklace South Africa
Sold for US$ 2,375 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property from the Estate of Norman Hurst --
Two Zulu/South Nguni/Transkei Snuff Containers, together with a Necklace South Africa
lengths approx. 13 - 33in (33 - 83.8cm)
ishungu, one of double gourd form, the bottom wrapped on delicate black and white bead work, with fringe work at neck; suspended from a long strap of light and dark blue beads; the other globular container with short neck, around which is tied a length of fiber cord; the necklace of shell beads, with pendant of complete tortoise shell that is covered by a "veil" of the same shells.

The second container published:
Annals of the South African Museum, Vol. XXIV. Printed for the Trustees of the South African Museum, Cape Town, Aug. 1935 (p148, plate XXVII)
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