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Decoration

Museum number:
2-45263
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.2747
Object count:
1
Description:
Easel-like table decoration; ivory; two upright walrus tusks, each with head of snarling bear in relief; two stretchers between the tusks, 1 carved rest behind.
Donor:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
Harold J. Murphy
Collection date:
1956-1971
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Accession date:
1971
Context of use:
Table decoration made for sale.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 34 centimeters
Legacy documentation: