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Object description

  • St. Francis Abenaki artist
  • Box, 19th century
  • Birchbark, spruce root, wood, steel
  • New England, United States
  • H: 3 1/4 in, W: 2 1/8 in, D: 1 1/2 in (H: 8.3 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 3.8 cm)
  • Museum Purchase
  • E21461


This is an oval shaped box used to hold beaver scent. It is made of birch bark lashed with split spruce root and tacked to wooden bottom steel tacks. It has a wooden cover with a short leather thong handle, and a thong carrying strap with a cylindrical wooden slide.