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Horseshoe shaped dark bark container with lid. Scraped foliate drawing exposes lighter under-bark around sides and top of container; overlapping, half-circle, border-drawings made with a compass on lid; medallion in circle on center top.

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Barra Foundation, Inc.

Native American (Algonkian), 1930–50s

Object Place

Penobscot or Passamaquoddy, Maine, United States

Dimensions

8.57 x 16.51 x 15.87 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1992.524a-b

Medium or Technique

Birchbark and spruce root

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry