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Snuff or quid box

Museum number:
2-3878
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
x-24 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Wooden, oval-shaped box with sides of birch bark which is bent and the overlapping ends are cut and interlaced. Fitted wooden lid with bird mark on top and leather thong in lid for attachment. Wooden bottom fitted and riveted. Snuff or quid box.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Kushunuk, Unknown Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Kushunuk
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics, and Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Snuff;
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 8 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: cf. Nelson Pl. LXXXVI:5
Legacy documentation: