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Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
1900-1940
Medium 
Ivory, bone
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Ivory box with lid; body of box engraved with totem pole, roof line and trees on one side and lake, steamship and mountains on reverse; carved walrus attached to top of lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Object Number 
1943.178
Gallery Label 
Comments of scrimshaw expert Stuart M. Frank, Senior Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, January 2013: Boxes like this were produced for the Alaskan souvenir trade circa 1900-1940.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group