Osage. <em>Feather Box</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.694.9027.jpg)

Feather Box


Medium: Wood, pigment, hide, pencil

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 11.694.9027

Image: CUR.11.694.9027.jpg,

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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