This is an item from the estate of Mr. Wagner from Mobile Alabama. He lived in Africa for many years and collected artifacts from all over the country. I purchased this from the Estate of Mr. Wagner along with some other rare item. This piece is carved from a gourd and has the face of a person on the front. The lid is removable and you can see the fiber inside. It is all carved from one piece. It is 3.5" to the top of the lid and 3.5" long. It is 2.5" across the front. This is a really unique and rare piece to find in the US.