Box and lid made from wood. The side pieces and the bottom are joined to the end pieces by small wooden pegs inserted through drilled holes. The top, which is loose, could be secured to the box by wrapping an attached piece of braided sinew around the box, using notches cut into the lid and base to hold the sinew in place. This item is identified in the Smithsonian Institution's catalogue as a packing box.
SI ARCHIVE DISTRIBUTION DOCUMENTS SAY SENT TO BOAS, BERLIN, GERMANY. 1887.