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Cribbage board

Museum number:
2-48424
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020048424
Alternate number:
2-9405 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.26
Object count:
1
Description:
Modified walrus tusk with drilled holes. Engraved and colored scenes showing 2 wolves chasing 1 caribou; 1 white fox, 2 red foxes; 1 walrus with pup in water; 1 duck; scene of Cape Prince of Wales. 3 ivory feet, 1 missing. Red and black pigment used; according to collector, pigment is India ink.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Cape Prince of Wales, Coast of Bering Strait, Bering Strait
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Bering Strait; Cape Prince of Wales
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
H. H. Cushing
Collection date:
1800-1899
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Production date:
1800-1899
Accession date:
December 16, 1902
Context of use:
Made for sale as gameboard; made for sale to tourists, etc.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 67 centimeters
Comment:
Original no.: "2-9405 (wrong #)" "acc. to coll. this spec. took 6 months to make and "this is the best native work I've ever seen." " "Capt. Cushing pd. $25.00 for this specimen.
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