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Needle case

Museum number:
2-4160
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004160
Alternate number:
x-306 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Made of ivory. Two walrus heads carved at one end (tusks missing from one head), inset wood plug at opposite end.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
St. Michael, St. Michael Island, Nome Borough
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska; St. Michael
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Materials:
Baleen and Wood (plant material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
same as 2-4152
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11.1 centimeters
Legacy documentation: