Property from the Estate of Norman Hurst --
Three Shona, Tsonga, or Northern Nguni Snuff Containers, South Africa
heights 2 1/4 - 6 1/2in (5.7 - 16.5cm)
one elliptical container with short cylindrical neck and a suspension lug carved at the shoulder retaining a fragmentary hide thong; the second of elongated form with looped handle and pointed bottom, deeply carved with three bands perpendicular to container, and the remaining space filled in with linear carved decoration (stopper missing), the third of ovoid form with floral-shaped stopper, bottom stopper missing.
The second: Dr. Mark D. Altschule, Boston