Tobacco jar carved in the form of human skull and snake

Made:
1701-1800
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Tobacoo jar, wood carved in form of human skull, with ivory snake crawling through ear and eye sockets, 18th century
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Tobacoo jar, wood carved in form of human skull, with ivory snake crawling through ear and eye sockets, 18th century
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Tobacoo jar, wood carved in form of human skull, with ivory snake crawling through ear and eye sockets, 18th century
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Tobacoo jar, wood carved in form of human skull, with ivory snake crawling through ear and eye sockets, 18th century
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Tobacco jar, wood carved in form of human skull, with ivory snake crawling through ear and eye sockets, 18th century (?), Japanese

Details

Category:
Smoking
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A117867
Materials:
ivory, snake and oakwood
type:
tobacco jars smoking (containers) and smoking (containers) and tobacco jars
credit:
Glendining