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Tobacco Box

Object Number:2003-43-71A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Orochi
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Birch Bark
Paint
Plant Fiber
Technique:Incised
Sewn
Painted
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.71a,b - Other Number
74-1-55a,b - Other Number
354/10 - Other Number
96 (Russian inventory number) - Other Number

Description

Birchbark box and lid; bottom made of one piece of birchbark cut, folded, and sewn with vegetable fiber and re-enforced with birchbark pieces; lid made of one piece of birchbark, cut folded, and sewn with vegetable fiber and re-enforced with birchbark pieces, further secured with incised birchbark piece applied to lid, incised in spiral motif.

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