Artist Ojibwa, Native American
  • Birch Bark Box
Date late 19th century
Medium birch bark and grass
Dimensions Overall: 2 1/2 × 4 inches (6.4 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Frederick Stearns
Accession Number 99.5B4761
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Marks Loose note: Birchbark box B-4761; B-4761 BOX, made at the Chippewa Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, of birchbark in two colors. Frederick Stearns Collection
Sticker on interior bottom: Birchbark box Chippewa Indian work. Frederick Stearns Collection B-476
Inscriptions Inscribed with pencil on side: B-4761
Inscribed with pen on bottom: 4-8-11779[?11799] Chippewas Res., Wis B-4761
said to be from Chippewa Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, USA.
between 1871-1895, acquired by Frederick Stearns (1831-1907; Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1907-present, bequest to the Detroit Museum of Art (Detroit, Michigan, USA)