36B: A Pre-Columbian Jade Snuff Tube, Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Ca 200 to 600 CE. Finely-carved green jade tubular implement used for inhalaing a snuff-like hallucinogenic powder; with four grooved sections for placement of fingers. An exceptional example! 9-1/2"L x 3/4"D. Custom stand.
Provenance: Ex-prominent Chicago, IL Collection acquired from Throckmorton Fine Arts
Intact and choice!