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Tusk

Museum number:
2-156
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Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus tusk with incised and darkened scenes; igloos, kayaks and seals being hunted on one side; caribou hunting, bear hunting, fish on the other side.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Lower Yukon, Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Lower Yukon
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 40.3 centimeters
Comment:
Published: Ray, Eskimo Art (1977), fig. 241. "Ray (1977): "...engraved with unrelated subjects of folklore and everyday life...Collected between 1894 and 1901 in the Saint Michael area. A tirisuk and a man-worm are engraved in the upper left and lower right, and specific stories are probably illustrated by the man-bear with four arms, the bear fight, and the man shot in the back. Below the bear fight are bird snares or deadfalls."
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