Object photography

View of the artwork on display in 'Shorelines'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2001 through 2004.
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Object description

  • Penobscot artist
  • Box, about 1880
  • Birchbark, spruce root, cotton
  • Maine, Northeastern United States, North America
  • H: 10 in, dia.: 11 3/4 in (H: 25.4 cm, dia.: 29.8 cm)
  • Gift of Miss Marian S. Devereux, 1912
  • E15161


This is a cylindrical birchbark container with etched designs of double curve and crosshatching motifs. The bottom is resewn with stout thread where the spruce root is lost. The top of the cover is decorated with similar design in double curve and crosshatching motifs.

Exhibition History

  • Shorelines, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; 2001 through 2004