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Hook and sinker

Museum number:
2-2011
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Accession number:
Acc.46
Object count:
1
Description:
Oblong walrus ivory sinker attached to tapered bone lure with 4 bent iron hooks. Rawhide line connecting sinker and lure decorated with 3 white and 1 blue glass bead.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Northwest Bering Sea, Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Northwest Bering Sea
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Charles L. Hall
Collection date:
ca. 1895
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
August 12, 1902
Context of use:
Probably for cod
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 11.5 centimeters and width 6.4 centimeters
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