From: Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands | Masset

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 37733A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Haida
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands | Masset
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Creator Tom Price
Section American
Materials Cedar | Pigment | Metal

Large, rectangular box (Ka-gan) with lid made from cedar. Carved in low relief on the two long sides. The raised surfaces are painted black and red and most of the recessed areas are natural wood. The two ends are plain with bentwood corners painted red. All four sides are made from one large plank cut and bent to form three of the four corners. The fourth joint is fastened with metal nails and wooden pegs. The base is a large plank carved into a concave shape, thicker toward the edges. The exterior, lower edges are beveled, making the base wider at the bottom. The lid is plain and beveled similar to the base but wider at the top. Made by Tom Price of Skidegate.

Height 58 cm
Length 112 cm
Width 68 cm
Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900

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