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Box

Museum number:
2-3859a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21023859a@2cb
Alternate number:
5 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
2
Description:
Elongated "eye" shaped wooden storage box with lid and rawhide fastenings. Painted red and black, ornamented with walrus and whale images in ivory, and an inlay of ivory squares and rectangles. Box contains feathers (with knots and strings attached to them, probably part of masks) and white caribou hairs. Used for storing feathers for arrows.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Pastolik, Wade Hampton Borough, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Pastolik
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Storage box for feathers for arrows.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 13.4 centimeters and length 37.2 centimeters
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