From: Alaska | Klukwan

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA1289
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkat | Tlingit
Provenience Alaska | Klukwan
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Pigment | Opercula

Bentwood box with a rectangular base and short, straight sides. The box is made from bending a steamed plank of wood into shape, then kerfing the corners. The rim is straight along the long sides and bows upward along the short sides. The rim is also lined with opercula shells. The exteriors of all four sides are painted with formline animal designs in black pigment. One corner is held together with wooden pins.

Height 30 cm
Length 58.7 cm
Width 43.7 cm
Credit Line Alaska Ethnological Expedition, George Byron Gordon, 1905

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