Peyote Box


Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: North America | United States of America | Oklahoma (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 59-14-59
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Osage (uncertain) | Kiowa (uncertain)
Provenience North America | United States of America | Oklahoma (uncertain)
Culture Area Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Bead | Leather
Iconography Peyote Ceremony

This is a rectangular wooden box with a latch to secure it, and hinges attaching top and bottom. It has a beaded handle on the top. The colors of the beads are white, blue, black, orange, and yellow. It has been beaded over a leather handle. The hood has comb-like incisions as well as yellow, green, and red painted decorations. The inside of the box is lined with billiard-green felt.

Length 48 cm
Width 11 cm
Depth 10 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Denver Art Museum, 1959
Other Number QOS-7-P - Old Museum Number

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