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Carving

Museum number:
2-5879
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020005879
Alternate number:
X-969 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Walrus ivory carving of man and several animal heads. Broken off of something. Depicts two large seals carrying on their back a person and three dogs.
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:
unknown
Materials:
Colorant (material) (black) and Ivory (material)
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.1 Hunting and Fishing
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
was part of a harpoon rest, or another large item made of ivory
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
width 4 centimeters, length 5 centimeters, and height 1.8 centimeters
Comment:
Neg, number: ACC22-30 p. 102 Graburn
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