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Carving

Museum number:
2-6228
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020006228
Alternate number:
x-2421 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Carved walrus ivory figure of stickleback ? Beluga.
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:
Rudolph Neumann
Collection date:
1898
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 6.2 centimeters
Comment:
Second original no. = Neumann 557.
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