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Indian quill-work box

Object Number: 
1934.150
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 )
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."
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group