Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0178

Category: Box - Point Box

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Wood (cedar)

Description: This cedar point box, in the form of a whale, probably dates to early in the third quarter of the 19th century. The hinged lid is a replacement, however the box otherwise is in original condition. The cut whale flukes seen on many examples of point boxes are believed to have a particular significance. This piece is probably from Northwest Alaska.

Dimensions: 9" x 3"


Paul Gray, Old Chatham, N.Y.


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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