- Museum number
Box made of bark (birch), wood, grass, quills (porcupine).
Height: 18.30 centimetres
Length: 32.20 centimetres
Width: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Comment by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985 "Large ovallidded box has wooden base, bark liner, and exterior of three rings of bark wrapped with spruce root, with quillwork interweave. Lid side constructed and decorated in same manner, and sewn to oval bark lid top with spruce root. Lid top is solidly quilled in geometric patterns, including the double-curve motif in white undyed quills. Other colours are russet (Bloodroot), yelloe (Goldthread), blue (Indigo), and black (unknown)."
See Ralph T Coe 'Sacred Circles' 1976 p 101
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1976-1977 7 Oct-16 Jan, London, The Hayward Gallery
1977 16 Apr-19 Jun, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
1985 24 Jun-14 Aug, Canada House Cultural Centre Gallery, London; Mohawk, Micmac and Maliseet: Indian Souvenir Art from Victorian Canada
- Good. Recently cleaned and restored.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am186?C1.2644a (old CDMS no.)