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Museum number:
2-6138
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006138
Alternate number:
X-2331 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Black whale carved of walrus ivory. Incised and filled black dots.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Unalaklik, Norton Sound, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; Norton Sound; Unalaklik
Culture or time period:
Malemiut Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
May be a charm.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 8.8 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: "identification by John Taxsac, 1962
Legacy documentation: