From: Siberia | Amur River

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 2003-43-81
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Nanai
Provenience Siberia | Amur River
Culture Area Siberia
Section American
Materials Birch Bark | Hide | Wood | Paint | Fish Skin
Technique Appliqued | Painted | Sewn | Incised | Carved

Cylindrical container consisting of straight sided walls of several layers of birch bark joined together by a thin bark stitching; strips of bark are lashed to top and base; base of single disc carved wood held in place by wooden pegs; entire surface decorated with cutaway and applique birchbark scroll designs painted red, blue and black; cut out black birch bark applique scrollwork and floral forms the broadest area of decoration; smaller bands of decoration that have been incised and painted with red, blue and black pigment have been added by sewing on another layer of birch bark; strips of black birch bark have been attached with wood splints near the rim and base of container; strip of fishskin attached at rim near the seam of the container; hole had been drilled in base at one time for display purposes.

Height 30.5 cm
Outside Diameter 15.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1899.1.81 - Other Number | 74-1-58 - Other Number | 346/11 - Other Number | VIII-10 - Other Number

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