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Object Number:2003-43-82
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Siberia
Amur River
Culture Area: Siberia
Section:American
Materials:Birch Bark
Paint
Leather
Wood
Technique:Cut
Incised
Appliqued
Paint
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1899.1.82 - Other Number

Description

Cylindrical birchbark container; upper and lower rims formed by several layers of wood strips bound by wood splints; cylinder formed by a continuous band of brown birchbark; inner surface lined with a strip of white birchbark; decorative band (9.5 cm wide) of black cut-out birchbark applique applied to outer surface of the container; stylized scrollwork is main design element of this band; curvilinear incising appears on the birchbark near the upper and lower rims of the container; leather thong handles attached to opposite sides of the container.


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