From: Canada | British Columbia | Kingcome

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-175-335A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kwakiutl
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Kingcome
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Creator Tom Patch Wamiss
Date Made ca. 1900
Section American
Materials Wood | Cedar | Pigment

Rectangular. Painted animal representations on all outer surfaces. White, green, light red, and black. Lid: 2 1/2" deep strips (the lower edge decorativ-ely cut back) nailed to three sides, making thick edges to fit over box. Single row white shells set in front strip. Top of lid: painted and incised and shallow gouged identical profile animal heads on two side "fields" facing narrow center field with small red and black design. Undersurface almost all covered with painted "animal design". On undersurface, top of design is at front of lid; on outer surface, at back. Box: sides made of 4 pieces nailed together. 3 1/2 " boards nailed to 3 sides as bottom border; widest at bottom, upper part decoratively cut back. Front & ends have incised lines and shallow gouging as well as paint. On front- centered large face, body parts, and two profile faces below. Larger faces take up almost entire surface of ends and back.

Height 64 cm
Length 109 cm
Width 64 cm
Credit Line Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number 7/1583 - Collector Number

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