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Feather Box

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, pigment, hide, pencil
DATES late 19th -early 20th century
DIMENSIONS lid 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 17 5/8 in. (0.6 x 11.4 x 44.8 cm) base 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (4.4 x 11.4 x 45.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Osage (Native American). Feather Box, late 19th -early 20th century. Wood, pigment, hide, pencil, lid 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 17 5/8 in. (0.6 x 11.4 x 44.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9027. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.11.694.9027.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION First number was X956.2. This feather box is made from one piece of wood. There is a rectangular hole in one end of the box bottom. The opposite end is broken. Inside in pencil there is what appears to be written name F.L...Something. The top has a nine point star engraved on it. It is tied when closed with leather thing tied around it. The bottom has remnants of blue paint which is an Osage practice according to Sean Standing Bear, 10/20/2000.
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Feather Box