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Snuff or tobacco quid box
Snuff or tobacco quid box
Date:
ca. 1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood And Pigment
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo, Inupiaq
Accession Number:
2007.21.111
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Wood container carved in the stylized form of a walrus chasing a seal. The body of the box represents the walrus while the hinged lid serves as the swimming seal. The hinge pin doubles as the walruses' eyes. NOTE: Two very similar examples can be found in the Anchorage Museum collection, number 83.153.43 and in the publication titled “Survival: Life and Art of the Alaskan Eskimo” from the exhibition of the same by the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ.