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Fishing lure

Museum number:
2-2026
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Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Large fish lure or weight. Oblong piece soapstone perforated at both ends, oval piece walrus ivory attached to one surface. Remnant rawhide cord.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Lower Yukon, Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Lower Yukon
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 9.5 centimeters
Legacy documentation: