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Collector:
Edward S. Curtis  Search this
Donor Name:
James "Jim" H. Graybill  Search this
Diameter - Lid Diameter:
25 cm
Height:
27 cm
Circumference:
120 cm
Culture:
Eskimo, Yup'ik  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Nunivak Island, Bering Sea / Nunivak Island Quad, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
30 Aug 2012
Collection Date:
1899 to 1930
Notes:
Coiled basket vessel with slightly conical convex lid. Around the body of the basket, there are rectangular brown (possibly faded green?) decorations, each occurring approx. 15 cm apart and measuring approx. 6 x 2 cm. Damage and unraveling on lid near tip.
Typed note inside basket says: "38. Lidded Storage Basket. Tribe: Alaskan Eskimo - Nunivak Island. Design: six faded 2" x 1" dark bars around body. Size: 10"h., 15 1/2 " dia. 9 1/2" opening. Circa: 1900. Condition: basket - good-: the conical knob of the lid is missing as a result of the Curtis household Cocker Spaniel "Peanuts" biting it off. This basket is similar to those pictured on page 78 of [Curtis] Vol. 20 text." See: Plate "Baskets, Nunivak", facing p. 78, in The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.20, The Alaskan Eskimo. The Nunivak. The Eskimo of Hooper Bay. The Eskimo of King Island. The Eskimo of Little Diomede Island. The Eskimo of Cape Prince of Wales. The Kotzebue Eskimo. The Noatak. The Kobuk. The Selawik ([Seattle] : E.S. Curtis ; [Cambridge, Mass. : The University Press], 1930). This image can be viewed online here: http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/curtis/viewPage.cgi?showp=1&size=2&id=nai.20.book.00000124.p&volume=20#nav .
Record Last Modified:
2 Mar 2017
Specimen Count:
2
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2058745
USNM Number:
E432849-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/367e7e07d-c289-4cc6-8a97-2bf320e39235
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10363449