Miniature bentwood box made of baleen, with wooden base, tied with string and inlaid with haliotis shell. Compressed formline design carved into the surface may represent a salmon. Lid made of wood inlaid formerly at six points with agate (?), though now only three stones remain in place.
- Found/Acquired: North America
- (Americas,North America)
- Height: 9 centimetres
- Width: 8.5 centimetres
- Height: 4 centimetres (of lid)
The collection as a whole was obtained by Comrie while working along the Northwest Coast, during the 1860s, as Medical Officer on HMS Sparrowhawk.
Not on display
1998 1 Mar-24 May, BM Room 35, BP Ethnography Showcase: The Return of the Museum of Mankind
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 71 (Pre-accession Corie collection number.)
- Am1870C1.6819a (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: ENA2757
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