Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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box with lid
  • Africa
  • box with lid, late 1800s–1998
  • wood, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 7 x 8 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3424.a,b

The box (2007.3424.a) is made from a short segment of a stick or branch, cut to leave the bark on the sides. The top and bottom are rounded and the box was hollowed. The small circular lid (2007.3424.b) has a lip that sits into the box and a peg on the underside with string tied to it, which was once strung through two holes in the side of the box.