Lidded box

Native American (Micmac)
1900–25


Object Place: Nova Scotia, Canada

Dimensions

11.43 x 19.68 x 12.7 cm (4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1992.381a-b

Medium or Technique

Birch bark, porcupine quills, grass, and reed

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Lidded oval box made of birch bark with a wooden bottom attached by iron tacks. It is decorated with porcupine quill embroidery; the lid edge is decorated with split spruce root and quill with sweet grass bound along the upper edge. The quill colors are purple, red, black, green, yellow, and natural white (undyed).

Provenance

Purchased by Mrs. C. P. Davidson (Olive Sheldon Davidson). To her daughter, Mrs. William H. Dennen. Gift of Mrs. William H. Dennon in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor and Mrs. William H. Dennen