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Bent-corner Box with Hawk Design (Kitle)

Arts of the Americas

DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.7 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "Skidegate, 1897" is written on bottom by Newcombe
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small, rectangular bent-corner bowl with fluid engraving on all four sides. The sides are continuous and folded at the corners except for one that is secured with fiber ties. The bottom is sewn to the sides with light-colored ties (possibly cotton). It was originally covered with a natural resin varnish but from handling over time, much of it has rubbed off from its bulging sides. Condition: good. Peter NcNair 3/29/2005 Peter comments, "Best small box I've ever seen." It is a reduced rendering of a much larger box.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Haida. Bent-corner Box with Hawk Design (Kitle), late 19th century. Wood, 2 1/4 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.7 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7317. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7317_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 05.588.7317_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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