Bentwood Container

Bentwood Container
Bentwood Container
Date:
ca. 1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Gut, String
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 11 x 8 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 8 / 23 / 96 for $2,200
Purchased From: Dory Stucky
Gallery: Alaska General Store
Gallery Address: 715 West 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.38
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Fine bentwood box. The sides of the box are a thinned spruce slats that have been bent and stitched with spruce root. The wooden hinged lid has been fitted with gut fastenings. The wooden bottom was, at one time, pressure fitted and is now held in place with two nails.

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