Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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round box with lid
  • Cree peoples
  • round box with lid, 1970
  • Where object was made: United States
  • birch bark, quills, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2245.a,b

The round birch bark box (2007.2245.a) has a lid (2007.2245.b). The bottom half of the box is covered with white quills arranged vertically. The lid is covered with vertical white quills on the edges. The top is decorated with a red five petal flower, with a white center and green leaves on a white field.