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Container
Container
Date:
1914–1918
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
3 x 3 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Accession Number:
2007.21.149
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Container carved to resemble a bentwood or kerfed box. The sides are slightly angled in and the bottom is a separate piece of wood. I suspect there was a lid at one time, now missing. Perhaps this was once a container for fungus ash or tobacco although when collected it contained shards of obsidian.