Snuff bottle

Mongolian Collection

Accession Nr.: 79.30.1-2
Type: object for daily use; snuff bottle
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials: glass
Dimensions: height: 7.7 cm
diameter: 5.5 cm
Flat, round, glass snuff bottle (Khalkha: xȫrög). On the white glass body, a thick layer of red glass decorates the bottle, which depicts people reading and playing chess. Its cap is a hemisphere made of red stone, its spoon is metal.