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Zoomorph

Museum number:
2-6097
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006097
Alternate number:
X-2290 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved walrus ivory figure of seal. Engraved markings on back.
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:
5.2 Magic: Objects Associated with Practices reflecting confidence in the ability to manipulate supernatural agencies, 5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions, and 6.2 Toys, Children’s Utensils, Objects used in the Education of Children
Accession date:
1904
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 8.9 centimeters
Comment:
Native name: "ogruk" (John Taxsac, 1962).
Legacy documentation: