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Box drum with beaver and halibut designs

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI from George T. Emmons in 1924.
Culture/People
Nisga'a (Niska)
Collector
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Seller
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Previous owner
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Date created
1860-1890
Object Type
Box drum with beaver and halibut designs
Media/Materials
Wood, paint
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
93 x 43 x 75 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound