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Birch bark box

1926.20AB (RS187717)

Description

Round lidded birch bark box decorated with wrapped spruce root and dyed porcupine quills in a checkered diamond pattern on the lid and striped diagonals on the body. Cedar base.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
Mi'kmaq people (Artist)
Date
1850-1926
Material
cedar (wood)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
cedar (wood)
Dimensions
3 (H), 4 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.20AB
Credit Line
Gift of William Brewster
GUSN
30788

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