Fish shaped container

Production date
Early 19th Century
Silver, articulated container for snuff or hash in shape of fish. The head is hinged as a lid to a small compartment. Use in Persian Gulf/ West India area. For hanging from a belt. May have some religious (Islamic?) signifigance.
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Width: 3.5cm (1 3/8")
Length: 26.8cm (10 9/16")
Height: 29mm (1 1/8")
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