Zulu Wars period, pre-1879. Finely carved in two pieces of rich chocolate colored densely grained wood formed as two truncated cones flanked by a tube with original hide thong. The body decorated with bands of cross hatching. Cylindrical spout within and the body hollowed forming the reservoir. The sharing of snuff, sometimes distributed from a recess in the war club, knobkerry, was a ritual integral to Zulu warriors which reinforced the bonds which served them in battle.