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Coquilla nut snuff box carved in the shape of an angry looking Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.597

Coquilla nut snuff box carved in the shape of an angry looking Jewish man. Snuffboxes were used to store smokeless tobacco, called snuff, which was inhaled through the nose. The use of snuff became popular in Europe during the 18th century. Snuffboxes were made in a variety of shapes and sizes. Smaller snuffboxes were carried by individuals, and large boxes were set on tables or other furniture and remained stationary. The boxes were made from several different materials, including wood, metal, ivory, and animal horns. They were often ornately decorated with jewels, precious metals, paintings or carvings.This snuff box is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

Date
creation:  approximately 1800
Geography
creation: France
Classification
Containers
Category
Boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:44:25
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