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Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
ca. 1750
Medium 
Wood (probably birch), porcupine quill, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Circular (slightly irregular) wooden box covered in woven and dyed porcupine quills and strips of bark forming geometric design including abstracted eyes at center of lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Charles Augustus Kip
Object Number 
1934.150ab
Marks 
written: in ink on paper label attached to bottom of box: "Presented to/Lucretia Havens/by Pharoah/The Indian Chief/of/Montauk/A.D. 1750."
Gallery Label 
According to the label, this box was given to Lucretia Havens by Pharoah, Indian chief of Montauk.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group