• Culture/People:

    probably Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Basket with cover

  • Native term:

    mingqaq (aternate term: aguumaq)

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Beach grass/Rye grass, wool yarn, cordage

  • Techniques:

    Coiled, embroidered

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Frederick W. Skiff (1868-1947, Portland, Oregon, dentist and antiquarian); purchased by MAI in 1927.

  • Dimensions:

    21.0 x 26.0 x 25.0 cm

  • Catalog number:


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