From: Asia | Sakhalin (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 2003-43-266D
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Asia | Sakhalin (uncertain)
Culture Area Asia
Section American
Materials Wood | Bone | Horsehair
Technique Carved

An ensemble of smoking paraphenalia. An elaborately carved wooden box having an overall lozenge shape divided into four equal sections- a base, a narrower body, a wide shoulder and a equally wide cover. The container is a rectangular shaft going through the center of each section. The cover, shoulder and base are decorated with a cross-hatched diamond and "x" design. The lid, which has an incised butterfly design on top, slides up and down two braided horsehair lines attached through to the base. Above the cover, the lines slide through an A-shaped piece of carved bone and are fixed to one end of a flat wooden bar elaborately carved with cross hatching and scroll-like decorations.

Length 3.6 cm
Width 3 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1899.1.118 - Other Number | 74-1-78a-c - Other Number | 211 - Other Number

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