Quill Decorated Box and Lid

Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
First Nation
Northeast Woodlands


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early 20th century

Birch bark, porcupine quills, sweetgrass, and dye

Overall: 4 7/16 × 7 3/4 × 5 3/16 in. (11.2 × 19.7 × 13.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Canada, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Box

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

Native American Designs of the Northern Woodlands, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 20, 1995-February 9, 1997.

The Arts of Native America, The Eastern Woodland: Algonkian and Iroquois, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Anthropology and History Collections, East Gallery, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 6-November 11, 1979.


Milton Mead Babcock (1910-1997) [dealer], Milton, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1954.

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