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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection

 

Box

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Accession no.: Y: 49/8a-c
Object name: Box
Title: Box
Description: Box, in three parts, body (a), lid (b), thong (c). Inuinnait (Copper Inuit). Collected by Captain Joseph-Fidèle Bernard, Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, Canada, 1915.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Geographic area- current Arctic regions > Canada > Nunavut > Victoria Island > Ikaluktutiak
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Victoria Island > Cambridge Bay
Getty AAT boxes
Current cultural affiliation Inuinnait
Former cultural affiliation Copper Eskimo
Cultural subgroup Kiglinirmiut
Field collection:
Person Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle (1878-1972)
Place Canada > Nunavut > Victoria Island > Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay)
Collectionnumber 286
Number of items: 3
Full description:

a: A rectangular box made from three pieces of wood. A single piece forms the base and sides. Two additional rectangular pieces are inserted into each end and secured with two circular ivory pegs on each side. One end is also secured with an ivory peg on the base. A lid is included.

b: A rectangular box made from three pieces of wood. A single piece forms the base and sides. Two additional rectangular pieces are inserted into each end and secured with two circular ivory pegs on each side. One end is also secured with an ivory peg on the base. A lid is included.

c: A rectangular box made from three pieces of wood. A single piece forms the base and sides. Two additional rectangular pieces are inserted into each end and secured with two circular ivory pegs on each side. One end is also secured with an ivory peg on the base. A lid is included.

Dimensions:
  • a: Width: 76mm, height: 64mm, length: 987mm
  • b: Width: 75mm, length: 985mm
  • c: Length: 1420mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Naval Franklin Search Expedition 1850-55 (HMS Enterprise) (1850 - 1855)