Container with lid

Native American (Algonkian)
1930–50s


Object Place: Penobscot or Passamaquoddy, Maine, United States

Dimensions

8.57 x 16.51 x 15.87 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1992.524a-b

Medium or Technique

Birchbark and spruce root

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Basketry

Horseshoe shaped dark bark container with lid. Scraped foliate drawing exposes lighter under-bark around sides and top of container; overlapping, half-circle, border-drawings made with a compass on lid; medallion in circle on center top.

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Barra Foundation, Inc.