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Lidded oval box made of birch bark with a wooden bottom attached by iron tacks. It is decorated with porcupine quill embroidery; the lid edge is decorated with split spruce root and quill with sweet grass bound along the upper edge. The quill colors are purple, red, black, green, yellow, and...

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Purchased by Mrs. C. P. Davidson (Olive Sheldon Davidson). To her daughter, Mrs. William H. Dennen. Gift of Mrs. William H. Dennon in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor and Mrs. William H. Dennen

Native American (Micmac), 1900–25

Object Place

Nova Scotia, Canada


11.43 x 19.68 x 12.7 cm (4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Birch bark, porcupine quills, grass, and reed