Snuff Tube


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Artifact Identification Snuff Tube   (1900.29.0002)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Gear
  4. :
  5. Smoking & Drug Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Formative Period, 3000 - 300 BC
Culture Ecuadorian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.0 cm
Weight 12 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Firing, Handbuilding, Piercing
Munsell Color Information Light Grayish Yellowish Brown (10YR 6.5/3)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Similar piece in Lathrap's text under Catalog of Exhibits (item 482, p.104). “482. Ceramic snuffing tube for inhaling snuff...“

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Lathrap, Donald. Ancient Equador: Culture, Clay, and Creativity 3000-300 BC. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1975.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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