Box made from wood. The side pieces and the bottom are joined to the end pieces by small wooden pegs inserted through drilled holes. There is no top with this box, although grooves cut into the upper edges of the side pieces for holding a top indicate that it once had one. The outer surfaces of the sides, ends and bottom have been stained with red ochre. There is no top with this box.This item is identified in the Smithsonian Institution's catalogue as a packing box.