Object photography

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Object description

  • Athapaskan artist
  • Box, before 1918
  • Wood, leather, root, pigment
  • Alaska, United States
  • L: 5 in, W: 3 in, D: 2 1/2 in (L: 12.7 cm, W: 7.6 cm, D: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17783


This trinket box is made out of natural wood and decorated with traces of umber paint in the groove. The object is teardrop shaped. The bottom is secured to the side by four split root bindings. The side is bent around and secured likewise. There is a cover with two hinges and a thong tie.