Object photography

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Object description

  • Native Alaskan artist
  • Case, needle, 19th century
  • Bone, pigment
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 3 1/2 in, W: 5/8 in, D: 1/2 in (L: 8.9 cm, W: 1.6 cm, D: 1.3 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13099


This needle case is made from a hollow, oval shaped piece of bone. The object is decorated along the outside with incised circles and diagonal lines painted black.