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Snuffbox ?

Museum number:
2-3876
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020003876
Alternate number:
22 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Small, rectangular wooden box ornamented with circles punched with an empty cartridge. Small square lid at one corner with thick leather-thong handle. Snuff box, tobacco,
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Leather
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics, and Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
for snuff, tobacco
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 7 centimeters and height 4.1 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: cf. Nelson Pl. LXXXVI:2 from Nulukhtulogumut.
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