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Fungus ash box
Fungus ash box
Date:
ca. 1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Commercial Cotton Fabric, Sea Mammal Tooth, Pigment, And Wood
Dimensions:
4 x 3 x 1 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Accession Number:
2007.21.107
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Ivory container with fitted wood bottom and drawstring muslin top. The ivory body of the container is decorated with lateral grooves and shows evidence of red pigment. The container was used to hold fungus ash or tobacco quids. (See description for item TGF A 99206)

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”