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Square Box and Cover

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Birchbark, porcupine quill
  • Place Made: Canada
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 x 7 x 3 1/8 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 7.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.160a-b
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1936, provenance not yet documented; before 1936, acquired by Henry Harlow Brooks of New York, NY; by 1943, acquired from the estate of Henry Harlow Brooks by an anonymous donor; October 26,1943, gift of an anonymous donor to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a decorative box with lid that was probably made for the tourist trade. Birchbark has been sewn with traditional porcupine quillwork in a floral pattern.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Mi'kmaq. Square Box and Cover, early 20th century. Birchbark, porcupine quill, 7 x 7 x 3 1/8 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.160a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.201.160a-b_bw.jpg)
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