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Snuff box

Title
[Snuff box]
Format
Realia
Published
[19--?]
Description
1 snuff box : wood and black laquer ; 3 7/16" dia. x 3/4" h.
Notes
Title supplied by cataloger.
ISR 1304a-b.
Summary
A snuff box with a false lining secreting two erotic scenes. The lid decoration has a neoclassical scene of a man and a woman standing in front of a tomb wtih the caption "Les Romains au Tomb...de Virgile." The interior of the lid depicts heterosexual petting with the caption "Louis XIV et Mlle. Lavalier." The scene concealed by the lining of the box depicts group sex behavior with the caption "Henri IV en Goguettes."
Subject headings
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.
Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610.
La Vallière, Louise de, 1644-1710
Kinsey subjects
Art--France--20th century.
Covert novelties.
Political figures--France.
Foreplay.
Group sex.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
397R A013.1
Location
Kinsey Institute Library - Art