Item Number: Fry0178
Category: Box - Point Box
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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