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Museum number:
2-4404
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004404
Alternate number:
x-550 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Spear thrower or harpoon point storage container?. Walrus tusk modified with grooves along the edges and 2 hollows in the center. Outline and head of seal-like animal incised on outside surface. Perforations for eyes. Incomplete.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
to stabilize the blow of the weapon
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 47 centimeters
Legacy documentation: