Wood (probably birch), porcupine quill, paint
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 cm )
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.
Gift of Mr. Charles Augustus Kip
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."
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.