Objects
Box with a lid. Oroche
Box with a lid. Oroche
Title
Box with a lid
Ethnic groups
Oroche
Territory
Ussuri Krai, river Tumnin, village Khutu-Data, Soviet harbor
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Rubrics
storage
Material
Wood (birch bark); threads: animal: tendinous cord; paint
Dimensions
length 14.0; width 10.0; length of lid 14.5
Number
РЭМ 1870-13
Annotation
Flat rectangular birch bark box with a lid; the lid has an embossed ornament painted red on its surface. The box was used for carrying tobacco and sundries. The lid has a black ornament against a light background, in the form of a turtle’s figure with two heads symmetrically arranged on two sides. The turtle symbolized happiness and fertility.